Case Study - Online Skimming Attack Facilitated by Work-From-Home Arrangements

In May 2020, Kroll was contacted by a purveyor of high-end meats after receiving several customer complaints of potentially fraudulent credit card activity. The fraud allegations were raised after several customers observed unauthorized transactions on their credit cards shortly after placing orders through the purveyor’s e-commerce website. Kroll quickly assigned one of their seasoned Payment Card Industry (PCI) forensics investigators to review and investigate the matter.


Fighting Digital Payment Fraudsters in Real-time: A Winning Framework (Part 1)

A few weeks ago Seattle-based financial services and data management firm Automatic Funds Transfer Services (AFTS) suffered a serious ransomware attack. A gang called “Cuba” hacked and stole approximately 20 months’ worth of AFTS data, including financial documents, correspondence with bank employees, account movements, balance sheets, and tax documents. The compromised data then was offered for sale on the dark web.


Wall Street targeted by new Capital Call investment email scammers

Business Email Compromise (BEC) scammers, who have made rich returns in recent years tricking organisations into transferring funds into their accounts, have found a new tactic which attempts to swindle Wall Street firms out of significantly larger amounts of money. According to a newly published-report by Agari, scammers are seeking to defraud Wall Street businesses and their customers out of US $809,000 on average per incident.

Case Study - Electronic Gift Card Fraud Investigation Uncovers Contractual Risks

Having closed brick-and-mortar operations on March 16, 2020 for safety reasons, the nearly overnight shift to a purely e-commerce revenue model brought uncertainty. However, a rapid uptick in online sales provided a sense of relief, albeit short-lived. Our client became concerned when a closer look at the online transactions revealed an unusually large volume of electronic gift card purchases made using their private label credit card.


Creating a Fraud Risk Scoring Model Leveraging Data Pipelines and Machine Learning with Splunk

According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the money lost by businesses to fraudsters amounts to over $3.5 trillion each year. The ACFE's 2016 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse states that proactive data monitoring and analysis is among the most effective anti-fraud controls.


How can DataOps improve your financial institution's fraud program and mitigate risks?

Fraud comes in different forms, from client-facing credit card fraud to internal fraudsters twisting the loan portfolio. Banks (and other financial institutions) need to stay vigilant and act fast to prevent the loss of both money and reputation that follows each fraudulent incident. Fraud is expensive, but fraud prevention, detection and remediation can also be costly.

Case Study - Spearphishing Compromises Fuel Chain Credit Card Transactions, Ends in Ransomware

Credit card attacks typically target point of sale (PoS) terminals at retail locations such as stores, restaurants and hotels. In the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person retail activity greatly diminished, forcing criminals to seek other targets and to virtualize their operations.


Card-Not-Present fraud (CNP): Five things retailers can do to protect themselves from CNP attacks

Cybercriminals have been well ahead of the curve when it comes to cybersecurity in the online retail industry. Specifically, criminals have been exploiting changes in purchasing behavior that favor online transactions and adapting their methods to take advantage of the authentication challenges arising when a card is not present (CNP) at the time of the transaction.