Top Psychological Tricks Cybercriminals Use Against Retailers

Recently, SecurityAdvisor published a research report entitled, “2021 Report: Human Risk in Cybersecurity,” based on the analysis of more than 500,000 malicious emails targeting senior leaders, mid-managers, and entry-level employees, as well as IT, finance, human resources, and legal teams. A large portion of these attacks utilized various psychological tricks to fool retail workers –…

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A CISO’s Guide To Stopping ATO Against The Digital Storefront

For any major online storefront, account takeover (ATO) attacks are a growing threat. ATO fraud attempts to steal from consumers and eCommerce merchants rose 282% between Q2 2019 to Q2 2020, according to recent research. ATO attempts should be on the radar of CISOs as a top potential business and compliance risk for 2021. Recovering…

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Using Attacker Tools to Gain the Upper Hand on ATOs

Account takeover (ATO), is a form of online identity theft where bad actors gain access to a person’s financial, eCommerce, or other accounts and use those accounts to execute fraudulent transactions. ATO continues to be in the forefront of retail CISO interests and concerns. : Depending on the sophistication of the attack, ATO attacks can…

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Don’t Let ATO Steal Your Holiday Season

Reports of account takeover (ATO) from our e-commerce customers have risen 67% in the past six months. What is driving this rise? Moreover, what can you do to combat it without impacting the vitally important holiday season?  Fraudsters use a number of tactics to takeover accounts, including social engineering, credential stuffing and phishing attacks. Regardless…

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Six Quick Wins To Fight ATO This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season where retailers see a much higher volume of sales, both in stores and online. This makes it harder to detect anomalous traffic, and it is impractical to block IP ranges based upon geography, because online sales can be global. Retail staff is motivated and focused upon sales, at the risk of possibly…

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