Fraud & Risk

Taking Over the ATO

Marine Grave - Etsy


With the prevalence of data breaches in recent years and the rise of illicitly obtained data for sale on the dark web, it is no surprise that online merchants are noting account takeovers are a growing fraud attack type. Here, Etsy looks at four primary types of takeovers, including phishing campaigns and device-based ATO. Two-factor authentication and other preemptive security measures are also discussed. Etsy concludes with a look at how their Trust & Safety team responded from both a strategic and a tactical perspective to a large external data breach.

Taking Over the ATO

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