Cybercrime

The European Cybercrime Landscape Heats Up as Identity Abuse Increases by 30%

As Europe navigates a time of intense change, one constant is the steady increase in the rise of identity abuse in the region, which digital businesses face.

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Lizzie Clitheroe
Posted June 19, 2018
Cybercrime

Account Takeover Scheme Targeting Bank-Related Search Results

This new account takeover approach involves compromising well-trafficked business websites with plenty of five-star ratings and positive reviews, and then leveraging enviable SEO expertise to boost the sites' search rankings using financial-related search phrases.

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Alisdair Faulkner
Posted May 31, 2018
Cybercrime

Cybercrime Report Reveals Surge in eCommerce Fraud Attacks

eCommerce fraud rates have remained alarmingly high well into the new year, with a total of 150 million attacks seen during the first quarter of 2018.

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Alisdair Faulkner
Posted May 8, 2018
Cybercrime

Account Takeover: The Growing Face of eCommerce Fraud

According to the Q4 2017 Cybercrime Report from ThreatMetrix, online retailers faced an unprecedented level of account takeover, bot and other types of attacks last quarter – a record 193 million attacks all told. The report, which tracks actual cyberattacks...

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Alisdair Faulkner
Posted February 28, 2018
Cybercrime

Central and Eastern Europe: A Growing Cybercrime Hub

For the first time ever, Russia has emerged as one of the Top 5 attack originators in the world, according to the Q4 2017 Cybercrime Report from ThreatMetrix. But its former republics and allies could soon give this new cybercrime...

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Vanita Pandey
Posted February 8, 2018
Cybercrime

The Cybercrime Story of 2017: A Power Struggle Intensifies

In the wake of yet more large-scale data breaches throughout 2017, the battle against cybercrime has intensified to unprecedented levels. As downstream fraud and identity abuse attacks increase, investments from digital businesses in cutting-edge approaches to protect consumers and grow...

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Alisdair Faulkner
Posted January 17, 2018
Cybercrime

Financial Crime and Its Role in Funding Terrorists

As 2018 gets underway, a troubling confluence of geopolitical, ideological and technological developments threaten to make cyber-fraud prevention more than just a matter of protecting businesses against new and emerging forms of financial crime. Increasingly, it’s also about national security....

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Frank Teruel
Posted January 16, 2018
Cybercrime

Australia’s Early Warning Signs to Online Gambling Worldwide

If you’re looking for a microcosm of the rapidly evolving threats facing online gambling captured in a new cybercrime report from ThreatMetrix, look no further than my native Australia. With apologies to Vegas, what happens Down Under doesn’t usually stay...

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Alisdair Faulkner
Posted December 28, 2017
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
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