The amount of purchases being made on e-commerce sites is at an all-time high. Today, you can buy almost anything on the Internet such as, new tennis shoes, a vehicle, a new mattress, and so much more.
Unfortunately, this rise in e-commerce activity has also spiked an increase in the amount of counterfeit, stolen, and fraudulent goods and data that are exchanged on the Internet, including the Deep Web and Dark Web.
Discover how BrightPlanet utilizes open source intelligence analysis to fight fraud and illegal activity on the Deep Web and Dark Web, helping organizations maintain the safety and security of their important and sensitive data.
Internet Fraud: A Growing Problem
Fraud and illegal activity across the Internet is a growing problem. The financial services, manufacturing, and insurance industries are experiencing a significant increase in losses from fraud as a result of an increase in the online adoption rate, which is a statistic measuring the amount of people who have access to the Internet.
The overall adoption rate of U.S. adults stood at 84% in the year 2015, and shows no signs of slowing down. The sale of counterfeit goods contribute to almost $125 billion lost in tax revenue, and a loss of over 2.5 million jobs.
These facts alone support the assumption that an estimated 2% of the world’s total current economic output comes from illegal online activity and the exchange of fraudulent goods.
Fight Fraud with OSINT Services
Many companies will agree that fighting fraud is important and necessary in order to maintain a healthy and successful organization. However, many companies only monitor the internal data of their organization, which represents only a tiny fraction of the amount of information available on the Web.
In order to be proactive in the fight against online fraud, it becomes necessary to invest in OSINT (open source intelligence tools) services. BrightPlanet utilizes open source intelligence analysis in a way that allows organizations to discover important data relevant to their field of specialization.
The primary use for BrightPlanet’s OSINT services is to uncover data that can’t be found in an ordinary Google search, as a majority of online fraud and illegal activity today occurs in the Deep Web and Dark Web.
Looking to learn more about the growing problem of Internet fraud? Download our white paper, Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) for Fraud Prevention and Detection, and learn how to manage online risk using OSINT services.
Harvest the Deep Web with Open Source Intelligence Analysis and BrightPlanet
At BrightPlanet, we’re passionate about helping clients fight fraud by communicating the importance of investing in quality OSINT services.
Recently, BrightPlanet’s Vice President of Development, Will Bushee, was interviewed by Fraud Intelligence, the leading practical resource for the counter-fraud professional. In the interview, Will discusses the benefits of using OSINT services to fight online fraud and illegal activity. If you are already a subscriber to Fraud Intelligence, you can view the article for free here.
If you’re ready to improve your organization’s risk management strategy and fight fraud through open source intelligence analysis, schedule a consultation with one of our Data Acquisition Engineers. We’re happy to help you understand what’s possible for your organization with our OSINT services.