Press and News

Press and News

Risk Ident in the press

14 March 2017:

Protecting business and customers: Meeting the modern anti-fraud challenge

Online customers have never been so vulnerable. A recent survey by Pew Research Center found that 16% of North Americans have had their email accounts hacked while 13% claim that someone has taken over at least one of their social media accounts. In total, 64% of respondents had personally experienced a major data breach and 41% had encountered fraudulent charges on their credit cards.

> Read the whole article

6 February 2017:

Trust the Machines – Let Them Help You Fight Fraud

Anyone who’s seen The Terminator, The Matrix or more recently Ex Machina could be forgiven for thinking that the machines will inevitably turn on us. The reality away from the big screens is that artificial intelligence and machine learning is all around us and is benefiting our lives in more ways than we had perhaps appreciated.

> Read the whole article

10 January 2017:

Successfully Steering the Ship Though a Stormy Sea of Fraud in 2017

2016 was a remarkable year in fraud. We saw the first pan-European e-commerce fraud operation, which ended with the arrest of 42 professional fraudsters, as well as a 17-year-old prosecuted for stealing 21,000 customer bank details from a major broadband provider. But like the mythical monster Hydra, one severed head in fraud can spawn two even more menacing heads.

> Read the whole article

2 November 2016:

Account takeover fraud is not a lottery: lax security allows fraudsters in

The UK’s National Lottery recently became the most recent high-level organisation to fall foul of account takeover fraud. Around 26,500 accounts are feared to have been hijacked with sensitive details potentially at risk. National Lottery confirmed that although its own systems had not been compromised, players’ login details had been stolen from elsewhere.

> Read the whole article

24 November 2016:

Black Friday: Higher sales, higher risk

eCommerce is looking forward to busiest time of the year. In recent years, Black Friday has been the single most profitable retail day in the US and in UK and the trend has now spread Cyber Monday, making it a weekend-long retail festival that acts of as a starting gun for the December Christmas trade.

> Read the whole article

22 November 2016:

Account takeover fraud: What is it and how can you protect your ecommerce store?

At Risk Ident we have noted up to a 300% increase in account takeover attempts on our eCommerce customers’ webstores in just the last year alone. Recently, O2 reportedly fell victim to account takeover attacks: customer usernames and passwords were allegedly obtained by fraudsters and used to defraud genuine customers.

> Read the whole article

20 September 2016:

Why is account takeover fraud rising and how can it be spotted?

Account takeover fraud is one of the fastest-growing problems in the CNP world today. Over the past year, we at Risk Ident have noted up to a 300 percent increase in account takeover attempts on our customers.

Read the whole article

9 September 2016:

Retail surgery: How can retailers prevent account takeover fraud?

Account takeover fraud occurs when an illegitimate user logs in to a genuine customer account to buy goods and services without the account-holder’s authorisation.

> Read the whole article

22 August 2016:

Risk Ident CEO on board of Merchant Risk Council

Fraud prevention software company Risk Ident has announced the appointment of its CEO, Roberto Valerio, to the European Advisory Board of the Merchant Risk Council (MRC).

> Read the whole article

Bildschirmfoto 2016-08-22 um 11.34.10

1 August 2016:

What is the fastest rising fraud threat to eCommerce businesses in Germany?

Between June 2015 and June 2016, we identified an increase of up to 300% in account takeover attempts on our eCommerce customers in Germany, making it one of the fastest-rising risks of modern online commerce.

> Read the whole article

07 July 2016:

How to combat the growing threat of account takeover fraud

Online fraudsters are constantly devising new ways to get rich at the expense of others. One such strategy, which is becoming increasingly popular recently, is account takeovers.

> Read the whole article

June 2016:

“We make new technology approchable”

Roberto Giorgio Valerio, CEO at Risk Ident GmbH, studied Business Administration but his programming history reaches far back. He started programming at the very young age and therefore he is very technically skilled for a business focused professional. Before Roberto started Risk Ident he was already involved in 3 other startups as a founder.

> Read the whole article

Press Contacts

Daniela Zierke
Team Lead Marketing & Communications
+49 40 228681056

Tim Schreiber
Communication Expert
+49 40 228681055