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…

LinkedIn Phishing Scams Most Clicked With a 47% Open Rate in Q3 2020

According to data presented by the Atlas VPN team, emails impersonating LinkedIn were the most clicked on social media phishing attacks, with a 47% open rate in the third quarter of this year. The numbers are based on research by KnowBe4, which examined tens of thousands of email subject lines from simulated phishing tests in Q3 2020 based on real phishing attack data. Marketing Technology News: Zoho Announces Partnership With Tata Consultancy Services Phishing is a type of social engineering attack used by…

Jumio Announces Video Verification Solution to Reduce Onboarding Time, Deter Financial Crime and Streamline KYC Compliance

AI and expert review drive the verification process, and each session is recorded to provide a defensible audit trail for regulators Jumio, the leading provider of AI-powered end-to-end identity verification and eKYC solutions, announced the launch of a new video-based verification solution for financial institutions and other regulated businesses. This solution is designed for banks, fintechs, cryptocurrency exchanges, digital wallets and other regulated businesses looking to pivot from branch-based onboarding to an…

INKY Enhances Next-Gen Email Phishing Protection Solution with Account Takeover Protection

Anti-Phishing Pioneer Uses Stylometry and Social Graphing Techniques to Prevent Account Takeover INKY Technology Corporation, a pioneer in next-gen email phishing protection, today announced the addition of Account Takeover (ATO) Protection to the company's INKY Phish Fence Platform. Email is an inherently trusted means of communicating for business, if cybercriminals compromise just one email account, they can gain trusted access to an organization's whole network. INKY is the only vendor in the cybersecurity industry…

Venafi Named as a Sample Vendor in the Gartner Hype Cycle for Identity and Access Management Technologies, 2020

As digital transformation accelerates, machine identity management is crucial Venafi, the inventor and leading provider of machine identity management, announced that it has been listed as a Sample Vendor in the Machine Identity Management category for the Gartner Hype Cycle for Identity and Access Management Technologies, 2020 report. Gartner’s "Hype Cycle" is a series of reports that analyze common patterns when new technologies or innovations are adopted, enabling IT decision-makers to track technology maturity and…

Morphixx Malvertising Credit Card Scam Attacks Japan, Europe, And The US

Morphixx Malvertising Credit Card Scam is a part of a Global Malicious Ad Campaign to Steal Credit Card Numbers and Potentially Generating $5 – 10 Billion in Duplicitous Credit Card Charges Globally GeoEdge security research team first uncovered the malicious Morphixx credit card scam attack ads in Europe in June, and a full-blown auto-redirect malvertising attack with millions of ad impressions was launched in Japan on August 15th and in the US on September 6th, which was thwarted by GeoEdge. Even before the COVID-19…

Mimecast Email Security for Azure Sentinel Is Now Available in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Mimecast Limited, leading email security and cyber resilience company, announced the availability of Mimecast Email Security for Azure Sentinel in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, online store providing applications, and services for use on Azure. Mimecast customers can now take advantage of the productive and trusted Azure cloud platform, with streamlined deployment and management. Marketing Technology News: Insellerate Launches First of Its Kind Mobile Solution Mimecast customers can now take advantage of the Microsoft…

Jump Capital Leads $8 Million Series B Extension for IRONSCALES

New funding to support email security research & development and market expansion; Matthew McNulty hired as SVP of Worldwide Sales IRONSCALES, the pioneer of self-learning email security, announced it has closed an $8 million Series B extension led by Chicago-based venture and growth capital firm Jump Capital. The additional funding will add to the $15 million previously contributed by current investor K1 Investment Management. A global leader in anti-phishing innovation, IRONSCALES plans to use the funding to…

Trend Micro Research Discovers Botnet Battle for Home Routers

Report warns of users caught in the middle of new cybercrime turf war Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, released new research warning consumers of a major new wave of attacks attempting to compromise their home routers for use in IoT botnets. The report urges users to take action to stop their devices from enabling this criminal activity. There has been a recent spike in attacks targeting and leveraging routers, particularly around Q4 2019. This research indicates increased abuse of…

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…

IDStrong Warns Against Second Wave of Cyberattacks

Identity protection company urges consumers to prepare As the country teeters on the brink of the predicted second wave of COVID-19, IDStrong, a premier credit and identity theft monitoring company, is issuing a call to action against a parallel second wave of scams and cyberattacks. From Zoombombing to unemployment scams, Americans faced an onslaught of cyberattacks as shelter in place orders began to take hold in March. For the most part, individuals and companies acted quickly to tighten security. But just as…

Jumio Adds AAMVA Driver’s License Data Verification Service

Leading identity verification service adds additional fraud signals that verify information on driver’s licenses, provide proof of address and sniff out synthetic identity fraud Jumio, the leading provider of AI-powered end-to-end identity verification and authentication solutions, today announced the launch of a suite of data-driven services including address validation, proof of residence and a new partnership with the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA). These new data services, when coupled…

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.…