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11 of the worst data breaches in 2021 so far

It’s no secret that Covid-19 has accelerated the number of cyber-attacks and data breaches witnessed across the globe. Increased reliance on technology as the world worked, shopped and socialised from home increased the surface area for attackers, who capitalised on a growing amount of PII (personally identifiable information) available across the internet.

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Why API testing is critical for today's business applications

An application programming interface (API) enables communication and data exchange between two separate software systems. The application (or service) layer sits between the presentation and database layers and lays out the rules of how users can interact with services, data or functions of the application. API testing is a software testing practice that tests the functionality, reliability, performance and security of an API.

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Price monitoring services are increasing scraping risks for retail

A scraper bot or web scraper is a bot trying to precure, aggregate and parse data, publicly available or otherwise, from an internet-enabled source. Not all web scrapers are bad bots. In fact, some are vital to business success. Good bot activity includes content scraping for display on aggregation sites or content scraping by affiliates to market your products and services. Malicious web scrapers on the other hand can have the opposite effect.

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Why do we need a MITRE ATT&CK-style framework for bots?

Since launching in 2015, MITRE’s ATT&CK framework has been the cybersecurity industry standard for understanding cyber-attacks and their kill chains. Now the BLADE framework is set to develop a similar understanding of business logic attacks fueled by malicious bots. In this post, we will look at why MITRE ATT&CK is so important and examine why BLADE is needed now more than ever.

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How can businesses stay ahead of loyalty point fraud?

In our recent webinar featuring Netacea’s Head of eCommerce, Tom Platt, we explored the rising threat of loyalty point fraud and how businesses can reap the benefits of loyalty schemes while staying protected from attacks and retaining customer loyalty. Watch the full webinar on demand or catch up on the takeaways here.

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Netacea wins top security title at Global Business Tech Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce that Netacea has won an award at the 2021 Global Business Tech Awards for our innovative Intent AnalyticsTM cybersecurity solution! After winning the UK Business Tech Award for Best Application of Tech – Security in 2020, we set our sights on the global awards this year. We are over the moon to have been recognized with the title of Best Application of Tech – Security, this time on the international stage!

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Cryptocurrency is a major target for account takeover

Cryptocurrency and blockchain are two of the hottest trending topics in the financial and tech worlds, with interest in Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP and even Dogecoin exploding in recent years. This growing interest in cryptocurrencies has made them a target for fraudsters. But it’s not just the popularity of crypto trading that has criminals chomping at the bit. The nature of blockchain currencies makes them highly susceptible to fraudulent activity.

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What is the real cost of carding attacks?

Since many brick-and-mortar stores closed during the Covid-19 pandemic, online shopping has grown massively through 2020 and into 2021. Fraudsters have seized this opportunity to strike, with data breaches in 2020 exposing over 155.8 million records, which could be used fraudulently, in the US alone. Carding is one of the most common and costly types of online fraud.

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Are crypto miners feeding the GPU scalper bot frenzy?

Table of Contents PC gamers have long been frustrated by the rising cost of top-performing graphics cards, fueled in part by GPU-hungry cryptocurrency miners. It’s a dream scenario for scalpers, but can it be stopped? As experts in malicious bot activity, we talk a lot about scalpers at Netacea. Our Head of Threat Research Matthew Gracey-McMinn has even appeared on US news channels to talk on the subject.

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How can eCommerce portals make shopping secure?

ECommerce security protects your company and customer data from cyber-attacks and malicious bots. As an eCommerce business owner, you must ensure that all data is handled securely to avoid a breach. Poor eCommerce security can have many negative impacts on a business. Customer trust relies on great customer experience, and when customers enter their personal details into your website, they expect it to be protected.