As the holiday shopping season kicks in, many are eager to secure early bird discounts and offers, preparing for the festive season. The convenience and speed of mobile devices has led to a growing number of individuals opting for mobile payments, whether conducted online or through contactless systems. The global mobile payment revenue is expected to reach $12.06 trillion by 2027, and smartphone users are anticipated to surpass 7.7 billion by 2028.
For some, Black Friday conjures images of parasite-infected shoppers running amok in a mall. (Rotten Tomatoes gives the movie a 65% rating). For bargain hunters, it is a whirlwind of unbeatable deals and frenzied shopping sprees. Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the year’s biggest days for American merchants. The hype has crossed borders.
Visa Payment Fraud Disruption (PFD) expects phishing attacks to increase between November 2023 and January 2024. Findings in its Holiday Edition Threats Report outline the popular fraud tactics predicted this holiday season. Expected Holiday Phishing Scams.
Our friends at BlackBerry recently released an in-depth blog post on a campaign by threat actors targeting online payment businesses that discusses what happens from initial compromise to the skimmer scripts themselves. You can read their blog here. This blog is focused on what we found across the AT&T Cybersecurity customer base as we looked for the indicators of compromise (IOCs) identified in the BlackBerry blog and on the quick-follow up analysis we performed and provided to our customers.
In the rapidly evolving digital landscape, artificial intelligence is a two-sided coin. Fraud protection software, like INETCO BullzAI, harnesses artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to offer fraud protection against financial criminals and cyber attackers. Conversely, fraudsters can weaponize the same technology to steal funds. A prominent example of this connection is synthetic identity fraud. This payment fraud vector often employs AI and deepfakes.
Although both debit and credit cards provide easy methods of payment, credit cards have better fraud protection which makes them more secure to use online. Credit card fraud can easily happen through security breaches or cyberattacks that steal your payment card information. It’s important to use the most secure payment method to protect yourself from the damaging effects of credit card fraud.
Each year, the BC Tech Association celebrates the remarkable achievements of the British Columbia technology community through the Technology Impact Awards (TIA). The Gamechanger – Ambition Award, is a testament to a company’s drive to address significant challenges, lead with conviction, and leverage technology to shape a better future.
In the critically acclaimed, Oscar-winning 2019 film Parasite, a family’s cunning scheme to infiltrate a wealthy family’s home is a vivid metaphor for the stealthy and calculated maneuvers of advanced persistent threats (APTs) in the digital realm.