1Online Fraud: What Tools, Techniques the Fraudsters Use
Online fraud can take many forms and comes from any number of sources. Security firm DataVisor is in the business of helping organizations limit fraud risks, and the company’s research unit DataVisor Threat Labs actively tracks trends in the online security space across the 1 billion users around the world. On March 15, the company released its inaugural DataVisor Online Fraud Report, providing insight into the tools, techniques and accounts used by hackers to commit online fraud. Among the high-level findings in the report is that 56 percent of attackers will launch an attack within seven days of setting up a fraudulent account. The report also found that 82 percent of fraudulent accounts are created from desktop machines, not mobile devices. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the DataVisor Online Fraud Report.
2Most Fraudulent Accounts Are Used Within One Day
3Desktop Is Preferred for Fraud Account Creation
4Android or iOS?
5Fraud Accounts Are Often From Popular Email Services
6Chrome Is the Most Used Browser for Fraud
7The U.S. Hosts the Most Fraudulent Accounts
8Fraudsters Like to Use the Cloud
According to DataVisor’s analysis, malicious accounts are seven times more likely to use cloud hosting providers than normal users. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is reported by DataVisor to have the highest number of fraudulent accounts.