Amazon will analyze mouse and keyboard movements on workers’ computers

Amazon’s new technology monitors mouse movements on employee computers to prevent fraudulent transactions.

The new technology will literally create a profile of an employee based on data on mouse movements to make sure that the computer is controlled by him and not by a hacker.

The technology was developed by the cybersecurity company BehavioSec: Amazon’s security, finance and legal team agreed to use its solution.

BehavioSec analyzes keyboard clicks and mouse movements from Amazon customer support staff. On the basis of this data, the system will compose a “profile” of the employee and will analyze whether that person is performing actions at the computer or a hacker.

It is noted that the development does not analyze the sites and applications that the employee uses, and will not control work communications.

Previously, Amazon already had precedents when an attacker tried to impersonate a company support employee and was able to gain access to confidential user data.

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Alexandr Ivanov earned his Licentiate Engineer in Systems and Computer Engineering from the Free International University of Moldova. Since 2013, Alexandr has been working as a freelance web programmer.
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