Category: By the Numbers

March 8, 2019
Natural Communication | The Latest Consumer Interface
From the first computers, which quickly made their way to being a major force of communication, to the advent of smartphones, consumers have always been at the forefront of changes and arrivals of interfaces and popular technology. Computers were characterized by the creation of passwords and PINs to keep track of accounts, logins, and access…
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February 13, 2019
Voice | A Password Close To Your Heart
Examining the evolution of technology, we have been caught in a trend moving toward natural conversations. The start of this timeline begins with computers, which quickly made their way to being a major force of communication, whether that was through the first emails or internet searches. Bound to the hardwired interface in computers was typing…
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December 27, 2017
2017: The Year of Breaches, Failing PII, and the Voice Movement
By Shawn Hall, Director of Fraud Prevention & Strategy The anti-fraud and authentication industry has seen some major happenings in 2017. Overall, we saw an increase in call center fraud rates, with a noted rise in the use of mobile devices and ANI spoofing, for fraudulent activities. At the beginning of the year, the fraud…
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October 18, 2017
Call Center Criminals Unmasked | Real-Life Fraudsters & Audio Recordings
Call center criminals are becoming increasingly sophisticated in order to maneuver around authentication and security measures, granting them access to sensitive information. It is evident the evolution of fraudsters’ techniques is jump-starting other criminal behavior including account takeover and identity theft – causing the global increase in call center fraud to jump to 113% since…
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August 22, 2017
Call Center Fraud & Authentication By The Numbers
$14 Billion Call center fraud loss is having a significant effect on enterprises. According to Pindrop® Labs, the average call center is losing $0.58 to fraud for every incoming call. That means, across the U.S., companies are losing $14 billion to fraud attacks annually. 113% Things are not improving any time soon. Pindrop® Labs has…
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July 28, 2017
New Report Shows Depth of Data Breaches Is Worse Than Before
More than six billion consumer records have been compromised in data breaches in just the first six months of this year. That number is higher than the mark for all of 2016, more evidence that attackers are continuing to ramp up their efforts to steal sensitive data. A new report out this week from Risk…
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May 24, 2017
DDoS Attacks Continue to Grow in Intensity, Shorten in Length
In a new report, Imperva researchers shed some light on how DDoS attacks are evolving and becoming at once more complex and briefer. In the first quarter of this year, 80 percent of all attacks lasted less than an hour with 90 percent of all network layer attacks lasting less than 30 minutes, compared to only 78 percent…
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May 5, 2017
New Report Highlights Increasing Strength of DDoS Attacks
The number and intensity of DDoS attacks have sharply increased in the first quarter of 2017, according to a new report by Neustar. There have been more than twice as many DDoS attacks of more than 50 Gbps in the past year as compared to 2016, with 45 percent of attacks being more than 10 Gbps and 15 percent being at least…
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November 3, 2016
Political Robocalls Focus on Florida as Election Nears
As election day draws closer, both the Trump and Clinton campaigns have been increasing their robocall efforts as they try to sway voters in key states, especially Florida. The vast majority of calls mentioning either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton have been made to numbers in Florida in the last month, as both candidates work…
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March 25, 2016
By the Numbers: Data Breach Attack Tactics
Data breaches once were rare enough that every one was a big story. Remember ChoicePoint? Now they’re so commonplace that consumers hardly blink when they get a data breach notice or new credit card in the mail. It’s a part of modern life. While these compromises are numbingly frequent, there’s a lot of data being…
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