InfoTech: Find Out Who’s Misbehaving to Stop Online Gaming Fraud

October 28, 2015 — Find Out Who’s Misbehaving to Stop Online Fraud

A guest post by Ryan Wilk, Vice President of Customer Success at NuData Security discussing stopping fraud in the online gaming industry.

Unlike other online businesses, the online gaming industry has security challenges particular to its industry. Whereas other e-commerce businesses sell an item to a buyer and typically enjoy a predictable income stream, online gaming, whether it’s pay-for-play card games or traditional betting, is more erratic in terms of the flow of money. For this reason, it is a tempting target for fraud.

As the industry booms, the threat of criminal activity looms. Cheating at cards has a long and infamous history. It’s no wonder, then, that we see it happen in the virtual world as well. But that doesn’t mean the online gaming industry has no security measure in place. Because statistics are at the heart of gaming, the industry has developed incredibly sophisticated data analysis tools that can determine with high accuracy if, for example, a six-player poker hand is being gamed by one person with multiple accounts. But that just looks at one point in the player’s history. Why settle for a snapshot when you can see an entire interaction from beginning to end?

To see the full article at InfoTech, click here.