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Fraud

Corporate & Physical Security
Skimming, Shimming, and Threat Intel: The Relevance of Physical Fraud in Today’s Threat Landscape 
Attacks on ATMs and other physical payment-related devices, like point-of-sale (POS) terminals, have long been ...
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Insider threats
Insider Threats: Recruitment Tactics and TTPs You Should Prepare For
The tactic of recruiting insiders has been gaining popularity among threat actors aiming to breach systems and/or ...
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Fraud
Your Data, Their Gain: How Threat Actors Leverage Tax Season to Commit Fraud
In 2020, the IRS identified over US$2.3 billion in tax fraud schemes, including tax return fraud. And in 2021, we ...
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Cyber Threat Intelligence
Top 7 Cyber Threats to the Financial Services Sector in 2022
In our latest report, we detail seven primary cyber threats that organizations across the financial services ...
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Fraud
‘Tis the Season—for Retail Fraud: How Retailers Can Mitigate Risk During the Holidays
This article is part of Flashpoint’s 2021 Intel Wrap-Up series. To read our physical security threat assessment ...
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Cyber threat intelligence
The Flashpoint Guide to Card Fraud: How Financial Institutions Can Better Detect, Mitigate, and Prevent Fraud
Card Fraud, or carding, describes the process by which threat actors gain access to, and then leverage, stolen ...
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Current events
This Is What COVID Fraud Looks Like
Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, threat actors have leveraged fear, uncertainty, and doubt to turn a ...
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Current events
Counterfeit COVID Vaccine Card Market Takes Hold in the U.S. and Europe
As authorities struggle to balance the commercial reopenings with public health concerns, business owners, local ...
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Fraud
Mitigate Credit Card Fraud Faster with Flashpoint’s Unified Dashboard and Analytics
We are excited to announce the launch of Flashpoint Payment and Credit Card Fraud Mitigation, providing fraud ...
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Current events
Cybercriminals Salivating over Access to New Coronavirus Stimulus Funds
The recent passage of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan coronavirus stimulus package was welcome relief for ...
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Illicit communities
COVID-Related Cybercrime Swells in 2021: Stimulus Fraud, Vaccine Scams, and Disinformation All Front and Center
At Flashpoint, we closely monitor illicit online communities for new and evolving COVID-19-related threats to ...
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Current events
The Rise of the “Dry Ice” Method in Retail Fraud
The scale and scope of shipping and return fraud scams have risen sharply since the global COVID-19 coronavirus ...
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