Some Fraudsters Are Emphasizing Quality in Their Attacks

January 09, 2020 — Sophisticated attacks monitored by Mastercard Inc. subsidiary NuData Security jumped 430% in late 2019, with fraudsters deploying more human-aided online attacks rather than fully automated ones in order to fool the defenders. Those findings come from NuData’s “2019: Fraud Risk at a Glance” report released Thursday..

NuData’s network of clients from January to October, says human-driven attacks jumped from about 1,000 in July to nearly 28,000 in September before falling off in October. In all, human-driven attacks remained steady for more than half the year before increasing by 330% in the last four months of the study period.
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