The Asia-Pacific region is facing unprecedented levels of complex cybercrime and fraud attacks, as revealed in the "2016 Q3 Cybercrime Report -- APAC Deep Dive" from ThreatMetrix®, The Digital Identity Company®.
-- The Asia-Pacific region is facing unprecedented levels of complex cybercrime and fraud attacks, as revealed in the "2016 Q3 Cybercrime Report -- APAC Deep Dive" from ThreatMetrix®, The Digital Identity Company®.
Key highlights in the report:
Identity attacks are having an ever-increasing impact on APAC businesses as fraudsters monetize credentials harvested from huge data breaches by testing, validating and augmenting identity data. Spikes in automated bot attacks, which are being used to carry out identity credential testing activity, are leading to attack peaks where 14 percent of all transactions are rejected as fraudulent. Identity spoofing is the most prevalent attack vector in APAC - cybercriminals are actively leveraging stolen identity data to carry out attacks on digital transactions.
"Identities are fast becoming hard currency for cybercriminals perpetrating online fraud. Many of the attacks we see in the Digital Identity Network are focused on stealing, validating, augmenting and selling identity credentials to make future attacks more lucrative," says Vanita Pandey, vice president of strategy and product marketing at ThreatMetrix. "As fraudsters leverage patched-together stolen identities, it is only in understanding the intricacies of a true digital identity that organizations can accurately detect future fraud."
Notes to Editor
About the report
The report is based on actual cybercrime attacks that were detected by the ThreatMetrix Digital Identity Network during real-time analysis and interdiction of fraudulent online payments, logins and new account applications. ThreatMetrix®, The Digital Identity Company®, is the market-leading cloud solution for authenticating digital personas and transactions on the Internet.
Download the report here.
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