Cybercrime Report

Redefining Trust and Risk

Adapting to a new normal after a period of rapid digital progress.

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions Cybercrime Report

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LexisNexis® Risk Solutions Cybercrime Report

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LexisNexis® Risk Solutions Cybercrime Report


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Explore the Evolving Global Cybercrime Landscape

Cybercrime Report

Automation, identity spoofing, device spoofing, and social engineering have all grown in recent months as cybercriminals have identified their targets and adjusted their attack profiles accordingly.

Read our latest Cybercrime Report, with data covering January-June 2021, to understand the current cybercrime landscape, trends and transaction activities. You’ll understand why a multi-layered fraud prevention strategy will be essential in navigating this uncharted territory.
While many regions are still fighting the most significant pandemic in a generation, the seeds of optimism are growing as businesses and consumers look towards re-building societies and economies. As they do, adapting to a new normal after a period of rapid digital progress will be key.

As consumers have changed their behavior to adjust for large-scale restrictions to products and services, so too have fraudsters pivoted focus to continue to reap the benefits of cybercrime. Crime rings always capitalize on times of chaos and confusion, and the pandemic has brought ample servings of both.

Cybercrime Report Highlights

Openings are seeing changes in behavior
Consumer and fraudster behaviour patterns are changing as regions emerge from lockdowns and economies open up
Bot attacks have increased 41% year-over-year
The rise of BOT attacks continues, with a 41% growth year-over-year across all sectors (with 174% year-over-year growth for the media sector alone) 
Valid consumer transactions have outpaced fraud
The growth of good customer transactions during the pandemic has outpaced fraud rate growth
Global cybercrime networks become more organized
Global, interconnected cybercrime networks continue to demonstrate high levels of cross-organizational, cross-sector and cross-regional threat activity

Cybercrime Report Insights

Number of Transactions Processed

+28% growth in global transaction volume year-over-year

The Rise of Bot Attacks

Transactions by Channel

Mobile vs. Desktop

Mobile App vs. Mobile Browser

About the Cybercrime Report

The LexisNexis Risk Solutions Cybercrime Report is based on cybercrime attacks detected by the Digital Identity Network from January-July 2021, during near real-time analysis of consumer interactions across the customer journey, from new account creations, logins, payments and other non-core transactions such as password resets and transfers.

The Digital Identity Network and its near real time policy engine provide unique insight into global digital identities across applications, devices and networks.

LexisNexis Risk Solutions customers benefit from a global view of risks, leveraging global rules within bespoke policies that are custom-tuned specifically for their businesses.

Find out more by downloading the most recent LexisNexis® Risk Solutions Cybercrime Report.

Insights From Past Reports

Cybercrime Report July - Dec 2019

Cybercrime Report Jan-June 2020

Cybercrime Report July - Dec 2020


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