ThreatMetrix In The News

Cybercriminals’ Money-laundering Backbone: Cash-strapped Consumers

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The Parallax
Ever see an online ad, or receive a text message or email that offers you an extra $1,000 a week, or perhaps an 8 percent commission, to conduct financial transactions from the comfort of your home? If money is tight, offers like these can seem like a lifeline, but the ads are nothing more than... read more

Signifyd Teams up With ThreatMetrix to Fight Online Payment Fraud

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The Paypers
Signifyd, an ecommerce fraud prevention company, has teamed up with ThreatMetrix, a digital Identity company, to eliminate online fraud for their customers. read more

Identity Attacks More Intense in Asia Pacific, ThreatMetrix Reports

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The Paypers
The Asia-Pacific region is facing unprecedented levels of complex cybercrime and fraud with identity attacks doubling the global average, ThreatMetrix reports. read more

ThreatMetrix Awarded Patent Pair

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Bankless Times
The first was awarded for technology which identifies devices and related fraud and security violations in real time across a global network. It covers attribute capture from a network device connected to a web service. Taken together the services can identify a device, recognize if it is new or returning, determine if it is spoofed... read more

Hackers in Greater China Target Online Transactions, Building ‘dossiers’ of Information on Individuals, Expert Says

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South China Morning Post
Greater China is facing an increasing number of cyberattacks on online transactions, with e-commerce websites being the most vulnerable, according to a recent cybersecurity report. read more

ThreatMetrix Receives Two Patents for Fraud Prevention and Authentication

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The Paypers
ThreatMetrix has announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted ThreatMetrix two additional patents for fraud prevention and authentication. read more

Mobile eCommerce Is Growing Fast – So Is Mobile Fraud

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Mobile Payments World
Mobile shopping and banking are becoming the new normal, but along with mobile’s convenience come security challenges, like mobile fraud, that require new awareness by consumers, retailers, and banks. read more

Visa Slams EU Banking Rules Which Add Friction to Purchases

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Info Security Magazine
Card giant Visa has slammed new European proposals to mandate the addition of extra authentication steps for consumers when they spend more than €10 (£8.50). Regulator the European Banking Authority (EBA) has accelerated its plans for strong customer authentication (SCA) in a bid to stop growing fraud across the region. read more

One Million Cyber Attacks on UK Retailers Forecast for Christmas

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Computer Weekly
Cyber attacks on internet shopping are expected to increase in the run up to Christmas, with a million attacks targeted at UK retailers alone read more

Black Friday Fraud Warning As Experts Predict One Million Cyber Attacks in Run up to Christmas

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The Sun
Fraudsters will launch nearly one million cyber attacks a day on UK online retailers during a key shopping week in the run-up to Christmas. Analysts believe criminals will focus on buying consumer electronics including games consoles and mobile technology as the number of internet shoppers surges over so-called Black Friday and Cyber Monday. read more
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