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Tag Publications: graph analytics

Interview: Discovering Business Opportunity in Linked Data

Richard Brath & David Jonker, authors of “Graph Analysis and Visualization: Discovering Business Opportunity in Linked Data”, recently sat down with us for an interview. These two experts shared their views on the role of graph visualization, how companies can use it and where it’s going. Can you introduce yourselves? David: Richard and I are […]

The Crunchbase Graph : analysing the graph

Crunchbase is collecting information about the startup eco-system. Its data is available via csv files. We have seen how to model it and load it into the Neo4j graph database. Now we are going to analyse the data to identify market trends and influential investors. The roles of analysis and visualization We have seen how to […]

Reshipping scams and network visualization

Drug lords are not the only persons using mules to launder money. Ecommerce operations are confronted to “reshipping scams”. In these scams, mules are used by online fraudsters to turn their credit cards into actual goods. Graphs can help detect this fraud. When a job ad turns you into a money laundering mule We have […]

Cyber security : how to use graphs to do an attack analysis

Cyber security experts have a challenging job. They analyse huge datasets to track anomalies, find security holes and patch them. Reacting quickly against an attack is key. We are going to see how graphs can accelerate an attack analysis and help identify potential attack vectors before they are used. The booming business of cyber crime […]

Whiplash for cash : using graphs for fraud detection

Car insurance companies are facing a popular scam called whiplash for cash. It involves fake car accidents and real money. The criminals behind these schemes are well organized. Drivers, passengers, cars : from one accident to another, there is always an element of change. It is a real challenge to identify these criminals and graphs […]

Attacking Bitcoin’s anonymity with graph analytics

A new paper by researchers from Harvard and MIT shows that the Bitcoin users anonymity might be vulnerable. Using the transaction history and open-source information, the researchers used graph analytics to associate “real” names to transactions. The public anonymity of Bitcoin Bitcoin allows users to store and exchange bitcoins, a virtual currency. Its supposed popularity […]