Account Takeover Fraud , Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Fraud Risk Management

Fighting Fraud: Understanding Threat Actors' Techniques

Tips on How to Stay Ahead of the Fraudsters
Robert Villanueva, executive vice president, Q6 Cyber

The fight against fraud requires more than using the right technologies; it requires understanding threat actors’ techniques, says Robert Villanueva of Q6 Cyber.

“Many organizations are very reactive to fraud,” he says in a video interview with Information Security Media Group. “It is very challenging to be ahead of the fraud because there are so many data breaches occurring on a daily basis. Then there are account takeovers, and the facility to easily move money from bank accounts to apps like Zelle is making it very easy for fraudsters.”

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In the interview, Villanueva also discusses:

  • New fraud trends that have emerged this year;
  • How fraudsters operate in the dark web;
  • How fraudsters create fake identities.

Villanueva currently leads the cyberthreat intelligence division of Q6 Cyber. He joined the company after 25 years at the U.S. Secret Service, where he specialized in investigating transnational cybercrimes, access device fraud, network intrusions, and identity theft data breaches.

About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Goswami has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats including global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia, where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine and leading Indian newspapers, such as DNA and Times of India.

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