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
Cybercrime

The Cybercrime Crisis: Evolving Attack Vectors in the Financial Services Sector

An explosion in stolen identity data helped fuel more than 130 million cyberattacks in the first three months of the year, according to the Q1 2017 Cybercrime Report from ThreatMetrix. That’s a 35-percent increase over the same period one year...

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Vanita Pandey
Posted May 15, 2017
Cybercrime

Big Phish on Campus: The Cybercrime Wave Hitting Colleges

Millenials are coming of age on college campuses nationwide. Possibly the most technically astute and digitally savvy generation, these students expect digital-first strategies to be the norm throughout the entire learning lifecycle. However, it has recently become apparent that even...

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Alisdair Faulkner
Posted May 11, 2017
Cybercrime

Charitable Organizations Emerge as a Target for Cybercriminals

Even experienced cybercriminals need a little practice every now and then to keep their skills sharp or to master a new scheme. Lately, it seems as if charitable organizations have become their practice field. So, why are cybercriminals focusing on...

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Vanita Pandey
Posted April 20, 2017
Cybercrime

Cybercrime Report Spotlights Fraudsters’ New Paradise

Ski buffs and sun worshipers aren’t the only ones looking for online steals from popular travel brands these days. According to the ThreatMetrix Q4 2016 Cybercrime Report: Travel and Entertainment Industry Deep Drive, a growing number of fraudsters are also...

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Armen Najarian
Posted March 29, 2017
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