Threat Detection

Tough Call: The Rapidly Escalating Threat of Account Takeover Attacks

Account takeover (ATOs) attacks against mobile telcos are rising sharply as cyberthieves leverage more than 2.5 billion identity credentials.

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Jason Lane-Sellers
Posted August 30, 2018
Data Breach

Data Breach at Major Hong Kong Broadband Provider May Spike ATO Attacks

A recent data breach at one of Hong Kong's largest residential broadband providers has reportedly compromised the personal data of 380,000 customers, amplifying the risk of account takeover (ATO) attacks in the months ahead.

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Alisdair Faulkner
Posted June 12, 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
Fraud Prevention

Latest Account Takeover Scheme Targets Cardless ATM Withdrawals

When banks started rolling out cardless ATM withdrawals, the idea was to bring a whole new level of convenience and security to increasingly mobile consumers. But according to a recent industry report, ATM debit card fraud has jumped 10 percent...

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Mike Cichon
Posted May 9, 2018
Fraud Prevention

Life, Annuities and Retirement Services: New Targets for Account Takeover

Life, annuity and retirement services could soon get schooled in account takeover (ATO) attacks the same way banks did before them—if key lessons from today’s digital identity revolution go unheeded. As it stands, 2018 is already shaping up to be...

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Frank Teruel
Posted March 7, 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

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
Cybersecurity

Game of Threats: The Rising Tide of Cyberattacks on the Video Streaming Industry

Sharing is caring – at least when it comes to helping those less fortunate. But, when it comes to streaming video services, a more apt phrase would be…sharing is troublesome. While sharing login credentials for streaming video services, such as...

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Alisdair Faulkner
Posted August 7, 2017
Risk-Based Authentication

Risk-Based Authentication and The Evolving Threat of Account Takeover

Among the many threats facing digital businesses, account takeover (ATO) is quickly becoming a common — and troublesome — one. Forrester estimates that ATO causes at least $6.5 billion to $7 billion in annual losses across financial services, insurance, eCommerce,...

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Alisdair Faulkner
Posted July 21, 2017
Risk-Based Authentication

Forrester Wave Report: ThreatMetrix and the Revolution in Risk-Based User Authentication

Has account takeover (ATO) met its match in digital identity? With ATO attacks on the rise, a revolution in risk-based authentication (RBA) is rapidly replacing outdated password-based systems with context-aware risk analysis. At the forefront of this revolution is ThreatMetrix,...

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Vanita Pandey
Posted July 19, 2017
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