Prevent Fake Account Creation

Fake account creation is the use of automation to create hundreds, even thousands of counterfeit user accounts with the intent of committing fraud or theft. Bad actors will analyze the account sign up form and, in many cases, use the APIs to programmatically establish the new fake accounts, bypassing the form fills altogether. Fake account creation goals can include reputation manipulation through fake likes and fake reviews, spreading disinformation through fake posts/repost, or theft through account sign-up bonuses.

Fake Accounts and Reputation Manipulation

A social media customer found that bad actors were using manual keyboard smashing (random key-strokes) and automation to establish fictitious accounts. In some cases, the end goal was to gain access to content and re-use for fraudulent purposes. In other cases, the fake accounts were used to enhance or degrade the user reputation by posting fake reviews and fake likes.

Fake Accounts and Reputation Manipulation

Bot Defense Fake Account Prevention Differentiators

Bad actors use widely available attack toolkits and compromised infrastructure to enable execute fake account creation attacks. To curb the fraud, you need to detect and mitigate the attack early.

Automatically Discover Malicious Account Registration Patterns

CQAI and Bot Defense automatically discover all of your registration endpoint – API, web and mobile, building an intuitive site map for visibility and policy-based protection.

Open, Extensible and Customizable Platform

Using more than 150 customizable automation indicators, the Cequence Platform determines the malicious or benign intent of each API transaction request. The REST API can be used to export CQAI findings to external systems for archiving, additional analysis or an alternative response.

More Response Options for ATO Mitigation

Customizable mitigation policies enable multiple mitigation response options like block, rate limit, geo fence, or deception. Deception sends a custom response to the attacker to prevent attack retooling.

New Apps Protected Automatically, Delays Eliminated

As new account creation applications are deployed by your teams, they are automatically discovered and protected by Bot Defense, effectively baking security into your application deployment workflow.

Consistent Protections for Web Apps and APIs

Bot Defense uses a single, consistent security policy to protect your API and web applications so you can unify protection for your all your public-facing and defend against API abuse.

Container-Based Architecture for Greater Flexibility

A container-based software architecture allows Bot Defense to be deployed in your data center, the cloud or as a SaaS offering, so you to choose the architecture that best fits your needs.

Bot Defense Fake Account Creation Prevention Benefits

Maintain customer loyalty and strengthen your brand by preventing fraudulent actions such as fake reviews, fake likes, and reputation manipulation related to fake account creation.

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Rapid Discovery and Identification of Fake Account Creation

Deep behavioral analysis of the user intent by CQAI means fraudulent API activity is detected more quickly and consistently than competitive offerings. More rapid discovery translates into reduced fake account creation incident response time.

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Enhance Security Effectiveness

Customizable automation indicators and responses enable you to fine tune and maximize attack prevention policies to eliminate fraud associated with fake account creation.

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Tight Security Ecosystem Integration

With REST APIs and an open architecture, you can ensure information is shared between third party sites and other IT infrastructure like SIEMs and SOC systems.

Our Customers

Every day, Cequence Security analyzes and protects billions of application transactions for customers in the financial services, retail, and social media industries.

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