Image of the Day: Mapping E-banking Fraud

We spend our days combing the ‘Net for interesting security happenings and also noting the great work that other reporters and researchers are doing on the security front. Usually that means traditional reporting work: pulling together information from a bunch of different sources, digging for information that hasn’t been made public and then synthesizing it to make sense of what’s going on.

CybertheftWe spend our days combing the ‘Net for interesting security happenings and also noting the great work that other reporters and researchers are doing on the security front. Usually that means traditional reporting work: pulling together information from a bunch of different sources, digging for information that hasn’t been made public and then synthesizing it to make sense of what’s going on.

Frequently, though, we come across items – photos, graphics, videos – that seem to stand on their own, without much explanation or comment. We’re introducing a new feature – the image of the day – to try to bring some of those to you.

For today’s image of the day, we tip the hat to Brian Krebs over at Krebsonsecurity.com who called our attention to this interactive map of commercial ebanking fraud victims, culled from his many, excellent stories on small business owners who have been the target of sophisticated online attacks and account takeovers Krebsonsecurity.com and also from his time writing for The Washington Post. The map was built by Authentify researcher Aaron Jacobson using batchgeo.com, a service that lets you batch import and map locations into interactive Google maps. Brian posted it back in April and noted that the map has been updated.

Obviously, this is a sliver of the ebanking fraud and concentrates on just high-value commercial victims of ebanking fraud, but it still a great way to visualize the breadth of the electronic banking fraud problem.

Look for more images of the day from Threatpost.com starting next week.

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