Spoofing Now Prime Online Gambling Cybersecurity Risk

The online fraud technique "spoofing" has been identified as the foremost cybercrime threat facing the online global gambling industry, according to a US security company.

“Spoofing is a form of cyberattack in which either a person, an organisation or a computer program, through the use of falsified data, pretends to be someone or something else than it truly is,” explained Joseph Steinberg, a cybersecurity advisor.

The company’s recent Gaming and Gambling Cybercrime Report assessed cybercrime attacks in the second quarter of this year and evaluated “high-risk” transactions.

The firm analysed more than 91m transactions during this period for gaming and gambling companies, of which 1.6m were deemed to be attacks.

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