Cybercrime

Cybercrime: Exploiting Security Weaknesses in Online Merchant Platforms

Cybercrime has evolved from individual lone wolves committing fraud purely for personal profit into a sophisticated and networked criminal industry. As this criminal industry has grown, so has the scope of its many illicit activities – including raising and laundering...

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Vanita Pandey
Posted November 16, 2017
Cybercrime

Cybercrime Report: Five eCommerce Predictions for Holiday 2017

New data from the latest ThreatMetrix Cybercrime Report has online retailers bracing for what’s shaping up to be either the jolliest of holiday seasons—or the Nightmare before Christmas. Retailers enter the season quite bullish. Holiday e-commerce spending in the U.S....

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Vanita Pandey
Posted November 13, 2017
Cybercrime

Data Breaches: Fresh Ammunition for Cybercriminals Drives Increase in Cyberattacks

Data breaches have become a common fact of life in the digital economy. But recent months have seen data breaches on a scale that has dominated even mainstream news. For digital citizens, these breaches result in a flurry of activity...

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Alisdair Faulkner
Posted November 7, 2017
Cybercrime

Cybercrime and the Internet of Things: The Need for Digital Identities

In the annals of cybercrime, few events have managed to drive home both the promise and peril of our rapidly expanding digital universe quite like the one that occurred on October 21, 2016. In a stunning blow, the massive Mirai...

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Andreas Baumhof
Posted October 11, 2017
Cybercrime

Cybercrime Report: Emerging Digital Business Models Becoming New Targets

According to the Q2 2017 Cybercrime Report from ThreatMetrix, cyberattacks hit an all-time high, at 144 million, from April through June of this year. That’s up 100 percent from 2015, putting worldwide losses from cybercrime on track to top $6...

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Vanita Pandey
Posted August 30, 2017
Cybercrime

Cybercrime Report: Protecting Vulnerable Customers from Digital Predators

On the heels of the Q2 2017 Cybercrime Report, Neil Walsh, chief of the United Nations Global Cybercrime Program joined Vanita Pandey, vice president of Product Marketing at ThreatMetrix, to discuss evolving digital threats that increasingly put the personal identities of everyone—especially the most vulnerable among us—at risk...

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Neil Walsh
Posted August 21, 2017
Cybercrime

Back-to-School Marks Open Season on Online Retailers

Three types of people tend to look forward to the new school year — parents, retailers and the cybercriminals who target them. It’s pretty clear why this time of year matters to retailers. Back-to-school is retail’s second biggest season, and...

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Alisdair Faulkner
Posted August 14, 2017
Cybercrime

Canada’s Emerging Cybercrime Crisis

On a recent business trip to Canada, I found myself wondering: What would Marshall McLuhan make of his country’s love affair with the promised advantages of digital technology—and the profound dangers that threaten it? After all, it was 1962 when the...

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Frank Teruel
Posted August 10, 2017
Cybercrime

Inside India’s Cybercrime Boom

India’s digital transformation may be the closest thing to an overnight success the world has ever seen—unless a boom in cybercrime turns it into living nightmare. Thanks to the government’s massive digital empowerment programs during the past decade, a country...

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Vanita Pandey
Posted August 8, 2017
Cybercrime

Cybercrime’s Seismic Shift: The Rapidly Evolving Global Threat Map

Breached identity data travels fast — sparking a sudden 35-percent increase in cyberattacks that are rapidly reshaping the global threat map, according to the Q1 2017 Cybercrime Report from ThreatMetrix. That amounts to more than 130 million attacks in just...

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Vanita Pandey
Posted June 1, 2017
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