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The rise of the fraudulent mobile app

The rise of the fraudulent mobile app: How to protect your brand and business

Mobile apps are where e-commerce dollars are at right now, and fraudsters are taking notice. Industry reports indicate that fraudulent transactions from mobile apps have increased by a whopping 300% since 2015. In this article we take a look at fraudulent apps, their distribution and the danger they pose to your customers, and how you […]

date:  Jul 19, 2018 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch category:  All, Brand Abuse, Brand Protection, Malware, Mobile Apps, Uncategorised Read More

Why every business should implement DMARC

What is DMARC? DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance) is a validation system for email, which allows email spoofing to be detected and prevented.  It provides unprecedented visibility into legitimate and fraudulent mail sent using a company’s domain names.  DMARC is built on top of two existing email standards: SPF (Sender Policy Framework) and […]

date:  Jul 12, 2018 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch category:  All, DMARC, Phishing, Security Awareness Read More
The Malware Evolution | FraudWatch International

The Malware Evolution: Trends in 2017, Outlook for 2018 and Protecting Your Business

Not unlike a biological virus adapting to a new host, malware is constantly evolving to adapt to the changing technology landscape. The new variants are more and more sophisticated, designed to exploit software vulnerabilities, penetrate online security and avoid detection. In this article, FraudWatch International looks at some of the biggest malware trends of the […]

date:  Jul 06, 2018 comments:  0
by:  Blog Author category:  Brand Protection, Expert Explanations Archives |, Malware Read More
FraudWatch Blog: CEO Fraud

CEO Fraud: The Biggest Concerns for Businesses and How to Prevent It

Your Company Is Vulnerable In the digital age, many businesses are concerned about data breaches. Considering that firms in every industry have become victims of hack attacks, this is a genuine concern. However, your company is probably even more susceptible to CEO fraud, because it doesn’t require elaborate hacking skills to pull off this kind of […]

date:  May 07, 2018 comments:  0
by:  Blog Author category:  All, Brand Abuse, Expert Explanations Archives |, Phishing, Social Media Read More

Taking Down Phishing in Banking

How Does Phishing Work? Phishing is an attack method used by cyber-criminals to covertly obtain the personal identity data and credentials of consumers through the use of social engineering and employment of malicious software. Social engineering methods deceive recipients into disclosing their credentials (such as usernames and passwords) and/or other personal data by using emails […]

date:  Feb 23, 2018 comments:  0
by:  Blog Author category:  Brand Abuse, Brand Protection, Expert Explanations Archives |, Phishing Read More
Tax Time is Coming and So Are the Scams

Tax Time is Coming and so are the Scams

A Look into Vishing Scams on the Rise In today’s world of online communications there are a number of associated threats. You may think that using an “old-fashioned” way of contacting someone, like a phone call, would be safer. Unfortunately, whilst email scams are still a substantial money earner for cyber-criminals, phone scams are growing […]

date:  Feb 01, 2018 comments:  0
by:  Blog Author category:  All, Brand Abuse, Phishing, Vishing Read More

Saving Face on Social Media

The rise of social media has been fast and furious and many businesses benefit greatly from having a social media presence.  With the click of a mouse or tap of a smartphone, customers can find out about the latest offers or new products that a retailer is spruiking and make an online purchase on the […]

date:  Dec 19, 2017 comments:  0
by:  Blog Author category:  All, Brand Abuse, Social Media Read More

Phishing Continues to be a Bank Theft Menace

The oldest Bank in the world, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, has its headquarters in Siena, Italy.  It was originally formed in 1472 as The Monte di Pietà, or Monte Pio, to give loans to the poor from collected donations, and it continues to operate today, making it the oldest bank still in existence. […]

date:  Nov 30, 2017 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch category:  All, Phishing Read More
Unathorised use of a client's brand

Taking a Gamble on Your Brand

How Much Are You Willing to Wager? The world of online gambling is becoming increasingly popular as more and more people choose to use online services to seek entertainment from the comfort of their home.  Gambling is ripe for the picking when it comes to fooling users into visiting what “looks like” a legitimate website.  […]

date:  Nov 10, 2017 comments:  0
by:  Blog Author category:  Brand Abuse, Brand Protection, Image, Phishing Read More