How Big Data Technology Is Transforming Fraud Investigations

The Inside Story Of The Paradise Papers Leak : With more than 1,4 terabytes of data, the Paradise Papers is the illustration of the new possibilities for the fraud investigation world. Conducting investigations is a challenge in the age of big data. Massive volumes, unstructured and siloed data make it harder for non-experts to find fraudulent activities.

ICIJ and reporters relied on graph technology to connect the dots and highlight the connections in the data to reveal wrongdoings. This approach is used by financial organizations to unveil complex fraud cases and money laundering. Linkurious is a partner of the International Investigative Journalist Consortium (ICIJ) since the Swiss Leaks and the Panama Papers scandal. ICIJ network of 380 journalists used Linkurious’ data analytics software to investigate the Paradise Papers.

Author: Elise Devaux


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