27 July 2017


How Symantec Used RapidMiner to Think Like a Criminal

At the BlackHat 2017 security conference, Symantec presented on using RapidMiner to identify a specific type of email attack called “business email compromise”.

“To test the ability of criminals to build more robust BEC systems, Symantec used RapidMiner, a data science software platform, on a support vector machine. According to Singh, machine learning helped ingest key data points, such as Twitter users who sent a higher number of tweets, to predict the likelihood of a successful response to a carefully designed fake email.”

Learn more: The downside of machine learning: It helps scammers target 400 companies daily with fake emails

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