Understanding Account Takeover

White Paper

GIACT’s new report, Understanding Account Takeover, discusses the impact of account takeover (ATO) on more than one third (38%) of U.S. consumers.

ATO is a form of identity theft that involves the unauthorized takeover of an existing, legitimate account. According to GIACT’s report, the more organizations rely on online accounts, the more prevalent and concerning this fraud tactic has become.

Topics Covered

  • The widening impact of ATO;
  • The traditional and emerging fraud tactics being used to takeover an account;
  • Where outmoded methods of identity verification and point solutions fall short; and
  • How best to address and prevent ATO.

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