Cryptocurrencies: New Fraud Problems or Solutions?

Since bitcoin and the blockchain popped up nearly ten years ago, cryptocurrencies have experienced a startling evolution: from a fringe investment to a mainstream medium of exchange. Enterprising fraudsters have been following this evolution closely. In the first two months of this year, cryptocurrency fraud resulted in losses of $9 million a day. People who […]

What happened in the world of fraud?

2017 was a whirlwind year in just about every way imaginable. Online fraud was no exception! There were data breaches, the fight for net neutrality, the debates surrounding fake content, the Russian hacking scandal…and that’s not even scratching the surface. Let’s get some closure on last year and kickstart this one by taking stock of […]

[Podcast] Chocodiles and Chargebacks: Stories from Veteran Fraud-Fighters

Being a fraud analyst is a high-stakes job, often punctuated by strange twists and turns. How do analysts navigate the fast-paced world of online fraud? What challenges do they face? And what on earth do chocodiles have to do with it? In this episode, we sit down with two veteran fraud fighters: Michelle Arguelles and […]

[Podcast] Giving Away Our Secrets? The Promise and Peril of White Hat Hacking

White hat hackers roam the internet in search of security vulnerabilities. Unlike their black hat counterparts, their goal isn’t to penetrate those vulnerabilities: it’s to make website and business owners aware of these dangerous loopholes. But Alex Rice, co-founder of bug bounty organization HackerOne, says that white hat hackers are playing a dangerous game. Without […]

The Problem with Static PII Identification

We’ve all been there. You’ve logged into this site a thousand times, but today there seems to be some doubt that you are who you say you are. None shall pass before answering some security questions. What’s your mother’s maiden name? What street do you live on? Companies must put these barriers in place because […]