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Fraudulent transactions owing to account takeover increased significantly in 2020: Report

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Cybersecurity incidents of fraudulent transactions owing to cybercriminals taking over a user’s account increased significantly in 2020 as compared to 2019 according to a report by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky.

As per the report by Kaspersky Fraud Prevention, every second fraudulent transaction in the finance industry in 2020 was an account takeover incident i.e. when a cybercriminal gains access to user accounts and takes over.


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