News Roundup 4/17: Healthcare data breaches, fake Google Maps listings, and tilting your phone

Healthcare data breaches on the rise Hackers aren’t just interested in financial information like credit card numbers or routing numbers anymore. They’re relying increasingly on other personal information – insurance information, social security numbers, and more – to carry out their dastardly deeds.  As such, healthcare service providers are often hit by phishing attacks and […]

Online Ticketing Fraud: Challenges & Opportunities

Buying and selling tickets online is a tricky business. Customers often worry about whether they’re paying for a real ticket or a fake one, whether that barcode is going to work on game day, and whether they’re overpaying for those Lakers tickets. Sellers have a lot to worry about, too: if they don’t balance quick […]

Takeaways From Our First-Ever Trust & Safety Summit

Recently, Sift Science hosted our Architecting Trust and Safety Summit in New York City. It was the first event we’ve held that brought together industry thought leaders to share best practices and give insight into where the online risk, abuse, and trust and safety industry is headed – specifically from a technical perspective. Here are some high-level […]

5 Ways Fraud Hasn’t Changed Since the 19th Century

Spam, phishing, endless email chains… Sometimes we wish we lived in simpler times, when we didn’t have to worry about fraudsters sneaking into our inboxes or lurking in our DMs. But the fraud we see on the internet is actually much older than the internet itself. In fact, fraud hasn’t changed all that much since […]

Learnings from the MRC Conference in Fabulous Las Vegas

Vegas is the entertainment mecca of the world … and for a few days last week it also became the anti-fraud mecca of the world. The Merchant Risk Council (MRC) held their annual conference March 13-16 – and it was big. It’s the largest global e-commerce event focused on payments, fraud, cybersecurity, and risk for companies […]

Learnings from the latest Bay Area Fraud Fighters Forum

Last week, we had the first Fraud Fighters Forum meetup of the year. WePay hosted the night, and we had RSVPs from 55 fraud analysts and risk professionals, across a diverse set of industries – including e-commerce, rental marketplaces, social networks, software, travel, and gaming. Attendees brought with them tales of the unique but often overlapping challenges of […]