News roundup 5/15: Inside a click farm, Australian scam reports skyrocket, and more

Ransomware latest: Companies brace for more attacks “WannaCry” is an apt name for the devastating ransomware attack that hit hundreds of thousands of organizations last week, including hospitals. Holding files hostage and demanding $300 in Bitcoin, the cybercriminals behind the ransomware took advantage of a security exploit originally discovered by the U.S. National Security Agency, […]

Confessions of a Fraud Analyst

Being a fraud analyst certainly comes with its share of ups and downs. And stories. We asked some fraud analysts we know to share a funny, odd, or memorable things that happened in their day-to-day work. Got one to share? Send it our way! (We won’t use your name…)   “During manual review, we used to request that […]

News Roundup 4/24: Fake Facebook accounts, hotel data breaches, and fingerprint scanners

Facebook purges 30,000 fake accounts ahead of French election Wondering how many fake social media accounts you interacted with today? If you’re a Facebook user, that number is lower than it was yesterday. To prevent fake news from influencing the French presidential election, Facebook is cracking down on fake accounts across 14 countries. They’ve already […]

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 […]