cybercrime

Act at the Speed of Fraud: Take the Challenge

How fast can you find fraud?  That is the challenge put forth by the RSA Fraud & Risk Intelligence team at RSA Conference 2017. Why the emphasis on speed? Simply put, the faster an organization can isolate the source of fraud, the faster they can respond. And based on RSA’s research, there is a gaping…

Super Bowl “Digital Deflategate” is Not Just Air

When we think of large entertainment venues and events, it’s not just ticket fees and concessions anymore. Sporting is entertainment and this year’s Super Bowl LI (51) is one of the most complex, technologically orchestrated events in the world; ranging from tablet-based play books to RFID wearable sensors on players sending real time performance data…

Defending a Decade of Phishing and Cybercrime

With holiday shopping season in full swing, many of us are feeling just like the guy in the song, “The 12 Pains of Christmas.”  I have my own two personal pains with the holidays, and I am still deciding which one is more annoying: Elf on the Shelf, or, the mountain of phishing emails I have…

Living With The Hacker-Industrial Complex

At one of my previous cybersecurity jobs, I received a frantic call from a man whose production company had just been hit with a massive breach. The company’s main summer release was in final post-production when it was hacked, and within a day had over 100,000 downloads. It hadn’t crossed anyone’s mind that the company’s…

Cybercrime in Social Media Grows 70% in Six Months

These days, all you need to do is type “botnet,” “hacking,” “DDoS,” “CVV2,” or any other cybercrime-related term into the search bar on most social media platforms, and you will find a plethora of fraud activity occurring in plain sight.  As reported earlier this year by RSA, social media has become a breeding ground for cybercrime-related…

2017 Global Fraud and Cybercrime Forecast

From mobile threats and malware, to the organizations on the target lists of e-commerce fraud – a myriad of threats exist across the cyber landscape and the commoditization of cybercrime is making it easier and cheaper to launch attacks on a global scale.  If you are a believer that the best predictor of future events…

PSD2 and the E-Commerce Ecosystem

Authored by Ian Newns The European Banking Authority recently drafted the latest Directive on Payment Services II (PSD2), which serves as the legal foundation for a cross-EU payments market.  In 2016, European e-commerce sales are expected to increase 17% to €183 billion and the use of payment service providers (PSPs) is increasing significantly. Couple this with…

Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime: A Virtual Chat

The goal of cybercrime doesn’t change, but the tactics do.  This week’s theme for National Cyber Security Awareness Month is Recognizing and Combating Cybercrime.  One of the questions to be addressed is: What are cybercriminals looking to gain from attacks? With the impact of cybercrime costing the global economy about $445 billion in 2016, which is more than the market…

New Research Reveals: Phishers Launch a New Attack Every 30 Seconds

As long as users can be fooled, phishing will continue to proliferate.  In fact, many major breaches start as a targeted phishing email.  According to the latest statistics from RSA FraudAction researchers, more than one million unique attacks have been identified in the last 12 months, or, more simply put, a new phishing attack is launched every 30…

Six Steps For Cybercrime Survival

While recently cleaning my grandfather’s attic, I came across an old Federal Civil Defense Administration brochure titled “Six Steps to Survival – If an enemy attacked today would you know what to do?”  In our modern times, many of us are being attacked on a daily basis by cybercriminals. As such, do you know what…