Threats

Protect customer card details from criminals

Put a stop to damaging carding attacks and keep your customers' personal information secure with a single, agentless automated threat mitigation service.

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  • 16%

    of external attacks exploit stolen assets

  • 76%

    of data breaches are financially motivated

  • 53 million

    people affected by data leaks in H1 2022

How we stop card cracking:

  • Identify irregular behavior  icon

    Identify irregular behavior


    We train our machine learning engine to identify card cracking behavior, looking for specific web scraping patterns or random low value items being added to shopping carts.

  • Block card cracking attempts icon

    Block card cracking attempts


    When irregular behavior has been detected, we block bots accurately, quickly, and effectively to stop the attack. In fact, we are proven to do it three times times better than our competition.

  • Prevent future attacks icon

    Prevent future attacks


    After each carding attack, Attack View will detail how the attack happened, where it originated, and give you and your team chance to learn more so you can stay ahead of future attack attempts!

Why Netacea?

Our team specialize in stopping card cracking attacks, with numerous algorithms deployed to spot even the most sophisticated bots.

  • Recognized by leading analysts  icon

    Recognized by leading analysts


    Forrester recognized our technology in their latest Wave, giving us top marks in the bot detection category – ensuring you’ll always detect and stop even the most evasive of card cracking attacks.

  • Secure everything at once icon

    Secure everything at once


    Maintaining agents across all attack surfaces is a thing of a past with Netacea, as our agentless solution can be deployed across all your endpoints, quickly and painlessly.

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    Rapid implementation


    You can be up and running with our solution in as little as an hour, thanks to our raft of pre-configured integrations with leading content delivery networks, applications and platforms.

Why are card cracking attacks problematic?

Card cracking causes serious reputational damage to your business if customers' financial details are used illicitly. These attacks can also trigger fines from regulatory bodies, leading to loss of revenue.

Outages hurt your bottom line

Carding incidents are often mistaken for DDoS attacks because of the volumes of requests made per second, sometimes leading to businesses wrongly reacting by scaling their resources.

Rate limiting hurts customer throughput

While rate limiting is a good stop gap measure to mitigate a card cracking attack, it isn’t a permanent solution and can impact customer experience.

Reputational damage and outages

Serious card cracking incidents, where customer financial information is stolen, can cause catastrophic damage to your brand, and ultimately, your bottom line.

Resources

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Learn how much bot attacks cost your business

Use our bot calculator to quantify how much automated attacks are costing your business in revenue and infrastructure costs.

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Trusted by enterprises to stop card cracking

  • 5 Stars

    "My world is much quieter now!"

    "From having regular security incidents to nothing really happening is great. Looking at the mitigation graphs, lots happening, nothing getting through!"

    Internal Consultant, Telecommunications,
  • 5 Stars

    "Excellent product, great team"

    "Amazing bot detection and mitigation capabilities with a very low rate of false positives. Great customer service and support team."

    Administrator, Information Technology and Communications,
  • "Excellent company - real experts"

    "Excellent company - real experts in their field. We have successfully blocked scraping bots - reducing website load and preventing downtime"

    Head of SRE UK,
  • 4.5 Stars

    "Great supplier, very talented"

    "The professionalism of the team and company as a whole in delivers an excellent service for us, not only day to day, but on our key events."

    Consultant, Retail,
  • 4.5 Stars

    "Great product and great service"

    "Our on-call engineers can now rest easier at night knowing that automated and proactive threat blocking from Netacea is taking action in near real-time against numerous attacks."

    Administrator in Financial Services,

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about card cracking

  • How does card cracking work?

    The brute force nature of a credit card cracking attack often results in its being mistakenly identified as a DDoS attack, as they generate thousands of requests per second whilst attackers attempt to validate card details. This leads to businesses paying to scale the resources needed to keep the website and payment gateway open to real customers.

    There is both a direct and indirect cost to businesses associated with credit card cracking. Not only does the activity force businesses to impose rate limiting, additional customer challenges or issue fines for increased levels of fraud, but continual fraudulent activity can lead to significant reputational damage.

    Following a successful carding attack, the business may be left with chargebacks from the payment provider for successfully cracked cards and expensive investigations. In extreme cases, an organization may lose their ability to process payments due to the high levels of fraud associated with their business.

  • How to detect card cracking?

    Stolen credit card data is a valuable commodity, and methods for obtaining it are becoming increasingly sophisticated to ensure continued success. In some cases, attackers will place random items in a cart to appear more like real users, or combine web scraping, account takeover and carding to make it impossible to identify the attack using traditional analysis. At Netacea, we use our Intent Analytics™ platform, powered by machine learning technology, to analyze millions of requests, signals and patterns and identify automated attacks in real-time.

  • How to prevent card cracking?

    Our Intent Analytics™ Engine allows you to shut down automated carding attacks and protect your business with incredible speed and accuracy.

    We’ve developed a revolutionary solution that goes beyond static rules or simple behavioral checks. Instead, our algorithm constantly analyzes your web traffic to detect sophisticated evasion techniques. This allows you to have constant visibility and control over the attack, so that you can prioritize real transactions and block the automated abuse.

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