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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ThreatMetrix Team
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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ThreatMetrix Team
Posted August 8, 2017
Digital Identity

Digital Identity: A Global Economic Imperative

The WannaCry ransomware attack in May that hit more than 200,000 computers worldwide and caused havoc in parts of the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK was arguably the most high-profile cybercrime campaign in recent memory. And for those...

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Geoff White
Posted June 28, 2017
Fraud Prevention

Battling Fraud in Online Loan Applications

With so many online lending choices available, customers often submit applications with multiple lenders, then sit back and wait for the first lender to say “yes”. However, many of these online loan applications are submitted by fraudsters using stolen names,...

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ThreatMetrix Team
Posted June 15, 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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ThreatMetrix Team
Posted June 1, 2017
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