About The DataVisor Team

The DataVisor Team consists of an elite group of security researchers who are on the front lines of online fraud detection and are regularly discovering advanced techniques used to conduct a variety of fraudulent campaigns. The DataVisor technical blog is designed to educate the security community on these new attack methods and how best to prevent them in the future.

DataVisor Explains How To Leverage Spark to Reveal Hidden Fraudsters

Recently, DataVisor CEO and Co-Founder Yinglian Xie had the opportunity to speak at  Strata+Hadoop World in San Jose and discuss how we leverage Spark to catch even the most advanced fraudsters lurking in today’s online services. One of the main issues with today’s consumer-facing websites and mobile apps is that [...]

By | May 2nd, 2016|Company News|0 Comments

Are You Paying for Fake App Installs? What You Can Do About Install Fraud

A version of this post also appeared on Mobile Advertising Watch. The mobile app landscape is extremely competitive. With more than three million apps available today in the major app stores, a new app has slim chances of standing out and making it to the top of the charts. Install ad [...]

By | April 6th, 2016|Threat Blogs|0 Comments

We’re Talking Online Fraud Prevention with Spark at Strata + Hadoop World

After a successful launch of our DataVisor User Analytics Service at MRC earlier this month, we’re heading to Strata + Hadoop World in San Jose this week to talk about how we are using Spark to provide online fraud prevention. Presented by O’Reilly and Cloudera, Strata + Hadoop World is where [...]

By | March 19th, 2016|Company News|0 Comments

DataVisor Revolutionizes Fraud Detection Software to Catch “Sleeper Cells” Before They Strike

DataVisor announces the first fraud detection software solution that leverages unsupervised analytics to detect online fraud campaigns at incubation stages MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(March 7, 2016) - DataVisor today announced the general availability of the DataVisor User Analytics Service, a solution that catches fraudulent user accounts at incubation stages for consumer-facing [...]

By | March 7th, 2016|Company News|0 Comments

Heading to #MRCVegas16? Come Meet Our Team!

Next week, join the DataVisor team at MRC Vegas, the largest global event focused on payments and financial services innovation for connected commerce at the intersection of mobile, retail, marketing services, data and technology. In addition to exhibiting (Booth #229), our CEO and Co-Founder Yinglian Xie will be presenting a [...]

By | March 4th, 2016|Company News|0 Comments

Account Takeover Fraud: The Anatomy of an ATO Attack

As we mentioned in our recent Predictions for 2016, it’s likely that account takeover fraud (ATO fraud) will skyrocket this year as result of the many data breaches we witnessed in 2015. Cybercriminals put the work into stealing your data, now it’s time to put that data to work for them. [...]

By | February 24th, 2016|Threat Blogs|0 Comments

Virtual Goods, Real Fraud | Virtual Currency Fraud, Currency Arbitrage

The recent announcement from Activision Blizzard to acquire King Digital Entertainment, maker of the hit game Candy Crush, for a staggering $5.9 billion certainly turned some heads. Is there really that much money in the mobile gaming industry? In a word, yes, but it’s not just the game makers who [...]

By | January 21st, 2016|Threat Blogs|0 Comments

Cyber Attackers Turn Location-Based Services Against You with Spam Account Profiles

  Image source: Facebook Social spam is not new. We've all experienced our share of unsolicited comments, stranger friend requests, phishing links, fake reviews, and click-baiting. But as online services introduce new features to make connecting and sharing content easier than ever, social spam is rapidly taking on [...]

By | December 1st, 2015|Threat Blogs|0 Comments

Top 5 Predictions for Online Fraud in 2016

As 2015 comes to a close, all of us fighting online fraud may start preparing for the upcoming fraud battle in 2016. As mobile apps and web services continue to increase in number and functionality, they remain an attractive target for fraudsters. Meanwhile, cyber attackers have continued to adapt to [...]

By | November 23rd, 2015|Threat Blogs|0 Comments

The Changing Tide of Financial Fraud

On October 1, the financial payments world was abuzz with talk about how the increased adoption of the new EMV standard for credit card purchases was going to bring about dramatic changes to financial fraud. Likely we will see a reduction in the amount of "brick and mortar" financial fraud transactions. [...]

By | November 17th, 2015|Threat Blogs|0 Comments

DataVisor Raises $14.5M to Protect Consumer-Facing Websites and Mobile Apps with Big Data Analytics

Renowned Women Microsoft Researchers Start Company Leveraging Big Data Analytics to Expose Cyber Criminals Before they Attack MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — Oct. 13, 2015 — DataVisor, an innovator in utilizing Big Data analytics for Internet security, today announced it has secured $14.5 million in Series A funding, led by GSR [...]

By | October 13th, 2015|Company News|0 Comments

How To Register Millions of Fake Accounts With Ease

Fake accounts are a bigger problem than ever. With so many new security, why are they still so prevalent? Recent studies show that approximately 10 percent of accounts on social media sites are fake [1,2]. Other reports are more drastic: Instagram’s crackdown on spam fake accounts in December of last year [...]

By | September 29th, 2015|Threat Blogs|0 Comments

The Underground Market for User Accounts | Fake Accounts, Account Fraud

User accounts are extremely valuable - real accounts far more so than fake accounts. This is not only true for Internet properties, which are valued by the size and growth of their user base, but also for professional online criminals exploiting these platforms for a profit. The prevalence of these [...]

By | September 15th, 2015|Threat Blogs|0 Comments