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Report: Online Payment Fraud Surged More Than 70 Percent in 2019 as Cybercriminals Exploit New Payment and Business Types

New Digital Trust & Safety Index shows fraudsters are now mostly using mobile devices to commit payment fraud Online payment fraud attempts increased by 73 percent in 2019, according to a new report from Sift. The research, the Digital Trust & Safety Index, details the different ways fraudsters target online businesses, the platforms and payment types they use, the times of year they most frequently strike, and many other patterns discovered through Sift’s global data network of more than 400 billion events per…

Cybercriminals Find Cover in the Cloud: New Netskope Research Finds 44% of Threats are Cloud-Enabled

Netskope Cloud and Threat Report reveals cloud-enabled threats are on the rise and sensitive data is moving between cloud apps Netskope, the leading security cloud, announced the release of the February 2020 Netskope Cloud and Threat Report, which analyzes the most interesting trends on enterprise cloud service and app usage, web and cloud-enabled threats, and cloud data migrations and transfers. Based on anonymized data from millions of global users, the report found that 44% of malicious threats are cloud-enabled,…

Kaspersky Research Finds Cybercriminals Stealing Guests’ Credit Card Data From Hotels Worldwide

Kaspersky’s research of the RevengeHotels campaign has confirmed that over 20 hotels in Latin America, Europe and Asia have fallen victim to targeted malware attacks. As a result, travelers’ credit card data, which is stored in a hotel administration systems including those received from online travel agencies (OTAs), is at risk of being stolen and sold to cybercriminals worldwide. The RevengeHotels campaign includes different groups using traditional Remote Access Trojans (RATs) to infect businesses in the hospitality…

Cybercriminals Get Social; Facebook and Instagram Phishing Rose Dramatically in Q1 2019

Vade Secure's Q1 Phishers' Favorites Report Also Investigates the Increasingly Sophisticated Tactics Being Utilized by Cybercriminals Targeting Office 365 and Corporate Email Users Vade Secure, the global leader in predictive email defense, published the results of its Phishers' Favorites report for Q1 2019, which reveals that social media phishing, primarily Facebook and Instagram, saw the highest quarter-over-quarter growth of any industry with a 74.7 percent increase. While Facebook has been in the top 10 since the…

The Privacy Pendulum: How Millennial and Gen Z Perceptions of Search and Privacy are Changing

As digital natives and early adopters of the technologies that have shaped the 21st-century economy, Millennials and Generation Z are hardly tech skeptics. But amid high-profile data breaches and mounting scrutiny into how companies like Facebook and Google have harnessed users' data, young adults have grown more skeptical about data collection. These younger generations are increasingly distrustful that internet companies are responsible stewards of their most sensitive information, whether it’s being used to target users…

Parks Associates: 41% of Us Broadband Households Concerned About Hackers Accessing Their Devices

Parks Associates and PSA Certified highlight importance of device security and standard frameworks in industry webinar Parks Associates research reveals 41% of US broadband households are concerned about hackers getting access to their devices. With concerns higher among households without smart home devices, these fears could contribute to reluctance among consumers to purchase these devices. The international research firm will address the importance of establishing device security standards and certifications in the…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest Marketing and Sales Technology News, Product Annoucements and Insights

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from MightyHive (Native & Programmatic Advertising), Informatica (Data Management Platform), Genesys (Customer Experience Management), Atento (CRM), Genesys Cloud, Tableau Software (Data Visualization), OneLogin (Identity Management)and Twilio SendGrid (Identity Management). MightyHive Offers Clients Free Trial of MightyDesk Ad Trafficking Tool Leading media consultancy MightyHive …

Increased Gaming Helps Reduce Lockdown Anxiety but Results in Personal Hygiene Slips, BullGuard Survey Reveals

New BullGuard survey reveals that gamers are reducing stress, improving mental health, upping their game and staying at home to help to save lives While much of the UK is in lockdown, a new survey commissioned by cybersecurity expert, BullGuard, has revealed that gamers are taking advantage of the social isolation to up their game time, and by doing so, 49% are alleviating lockdown anxiety, 84% are understandably relieving their boredom, while 60% are battling it out online to help block out the current situation.…

Valassis Recognized by Trustworthy Accountability Group for Continued Leadership in Protecting Digital Advertising Supply Chain Against…

Valassis, the leader in marketing technology and consumer engagement, announced its second consecutive recertification by the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) for the TAG Certified Against Fraud Seal, recognizing its commitment in the fight against fraudulent digital advertising. Created by the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s), Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), TAG awards certifications to select companies – like Valassis – that achieve its…

Valassis Recognized by Trustworthy Accountability Group for Continued Leadership in Protecting Digital Advertising Supply Chain Against…

Valassis, the leader in marketing technology and consumer engagement, announced its second consecutive recertification by the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) for the TAG Certified Against Fraud Seal, recognizing its commitment in the fight against fraudulent digital advertising. Created by the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s), Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), TAG awards certifications to select companies – like Valassis – that achieve its…

The Five Key Ways Big Data Can Help Online Retailers

Playing in the online retail industry is increasingly difficult. Margins are becoming tighter, while the massive influx of newcomers further saturates a market that is already filled to the brim with established competitors. In an age in which data has evolved into a hyper-valuable commodity, the so-called “new oil,” businesses are turning to Big Data to keep pushing forward. Many companies are finding more and more value in data. How? By analyzing it in myriad new ways, by visualizing it for patterns and trends, and by…

TechBytes with Michael Sentonas, CTO at CrowdStrike

Hi Mike, COVID is a wrecker. How has it impacted your business? 70% of CrowdStrike’s workforce is remote during normal times so we are not skipping a beat. We were purpose-built to be remote-first from the beginning, over eight years ago, so all systems and tools are in place to support remote work running smoothly at scale. However, that’s definitely not been the case with every business. As organizations have been forced to have employees work remotely in order to avoid spreading COVID-19, significant cybersecurity…

Trend Micro Secures Brac Bank Ltd Against Advanced Threats Across Networks and Endpoints

Provides a 360-degree visibility into the threat landscape and protects from malware & ransomware attacks Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, is now providing a comprehensive suite of cybersecurity solutions to BRAC Bank Ltd, Bangladesh’s leading bank for small and medium-sized businesses. Consisting of Trend Micro Apex One, Trend Micro Deep Discovery Inspector and Trend Micro Deep Discovery Analyzer, the deployment provides BRAC Bank with automatic shielding from vulnerabilities,…

IRONSCALES Themis Emerges as World’s First Fully Autonomous AI Email Security Analyst

Built on artificial intelligence, “The Driver-Less Car” of anti-phishing technology has become so accurate that it can now classify and remove phishing threats with no human involvement IRONSCALES, the pioneer of self-learning email security, announced that Themis, its AI-driven virtual security analyst, now has the ability to be fully autonomous in the classification and removal of email threats. Since first being released in 2018, Themis has helped render verdicts against more than 100 million trending and zero-day…

How Brands Can Scale Gracefully in a Global Crisis

In today’s digital era, consumers hold very high standards when it comes to brand experiences. From premium websites and personalization to flexible services and fast response, brands must master all aspects of the consumer experience to retain loyal, long-term customers. Those that achieve this can drive revenues 5.7 times greater than their competitors who don’t, but how does this practice apply in the midst of a global crisis? Extraordinary events, such as the recent Coronavirus outbreak, dramatically change consumer…

Arkose Labs Raises $22 Million in Series B Round Led by M12, Microsoft’s Venture Fund

With participation from PayPal and USVP, this new funding round empowers Arkose Labs in its fight to bankrupt the business of online fraud and abuse Arkose Labs, provider of online fraud and abuse prevention technology, announced it has raised an additional $22 million in Series B funding led by Microsoft’s venture fund, M12, as well as participation from existing investors PayPal and USVP. “We are proud to welcome Arkose Labs to M12’s portfolio. With Arkose’s end-to-end anti-fraud platform, enterprises across the globe…

Beacon Management Services San Diego Shows How You Can Help Prevent Identity Theft

According to a 2019 Internet Security Report by Symantec, cybercriminals are developing new mechanisms to commit fraud--- and no one is immune. If you have a credit card or a social security number, you are a potential target. Identity fraud affects 1 in 10 Americans every year, with 21% of these people having been victimized several times. If you are a victim, you need to file a police report and contact the Federal Trade Commission. You should also contact your bank if your credit card has been compromised. An…

Adware Accounts for 72% of All Mobile Malware

Avast Threat Labs intelligence shows the share of Android adware has risen by 38% in the last year Avast, a global leader in digital security products, has found that adware now accounts for the vast majority of Android mobile malware. Statistics gathered between October and December 2019 by Avast's Threat Lab experts show that adware was responsible for 72% of all mobile malware, and the remaining 28% consisted of banking trojans, fake apps, lockers, and downloaders. Mobile adware is software that hijacks a device in…

JumpCloud Completes Platform-agnostic MFA for Core Operating Systems With Release of Windows MFA

JumpCloud, the world's first Directory-as-a-Service, announced the release of multi-factor authentication (MFA) for Microsoft Windows platforms. The Windows MFA release completes its platform-agnostic MFA offering for the core operating systems IT admins manage (Windows, Mac, and Linux), and comes standard with JumpCloud's Free, Pro, and Build Your Own Directory™ plans at no extra cost. According to Security Magazine, a compromised password that leads to a breach can cost a business over $1 million. User credentials are…