Month: February 2015

Identity Fraud Rises; 61 Percent of Breaches Caused by Stolen Credentials

Last year, 13.1 million consumers suffered from identity fraud; the second highest number on record according to Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2014 Identity Fraud Report: Card Data Breaches and Inadequate Consumer Password Habits Fuel Disturbing Fraud Trends. One of the trends includes an increase in existing card account fraud and losses. Existing card accounts refer […]

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Data Breach Statistics from IBM

1.5 million. Monitored cyber attacks in the United States in 2013. IBM Security Services 2014 Cyber Security Intelligence Index, April 2014 Quantifying the data breach epidemic Data breaches are among the most common and costly security failures in organizations of any size. In fact, studies show that companies are attacked an average of 16,856 times […]

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Estimate of 88% of digital ads are clicked by bots

New study suggests that over 88% of digital ads are clicked by automated programs, not humans, costing advertisers billions of dollars. Bots evolving to circumvent current detection technology. LUXEMBOURG, Feb. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Oxford BioChronometrics, the Luxembourg-based company specializing in Human Recognition Technology, has conducted a study on fraud in digital advertising engagement that […]

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