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76_The Importance of Having a Strong Password

The Importance of Having a Strong Password

The amount of time the average person spends online is constantly increasing. There is a plethora of tasks – banking, shopping, TV viewing, chatting with friends, studying – that people carry out online on a daily basis, and there is always something new, just around the corner, which will drag us back to our PCs […]

date:  Jul 27, 2016 comments:  0
by:  Blog Author category:  Malware, Phishing Read More
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Email Security: MX Records

In last week’s blog, our experts provided an explanation on what a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scam involves. Employees, and/or business partners, are strategically targeted with emails appearing to be from a trusted source (a CEO or manager). To deliver even more deception, the email content is meticulously designed, using corporate email signatures, and sometimes […]

date:  Jul 13, 2016 comments:  0
by:  Roxane De Sa category:  Phishing Read More
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What is… a BEC scam?

What is it? Cyber-criminals are like every businessman: they want maximum profit for minimum investment. A recent trend amongst hackers to help achieve this goal is Business Email Compromise (BEC) also known as “CEO Fraud”. This type of scam is very profitable since it only needs to be successful a few times to be highly […]

date:  Jul 06, 2016 comments:  0
by:  Blog Author category:  Expert Explanations Read More
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Energy Bill Scam Locks Computer Files

Most people in Australia would have heard about the recent email scam doing the rounds, purporting to be from a well-known energy company. The email prompted the recipient to click on a link to download a copy of their bill. Instead of downloading an invoice however, the victims actually downloaded a virus (in the form […]

date:  Jun 29, 2016 comments:  0
by:  Blog Author category:  Industry News, Malware Read More
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Insights from APWG’s 1st Quarter 2016

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is the worldwide coalition unifying the global response to cybercrime across industry, government and law-enforcement sectors. The information in this article is a description of what is trending, according to APWG recently published Phishing Activity Trends Report for 1st Quarter 2016. Phishing Activity Trends for 1st Quarter 2016 The most […]

date:  Jun 22, 2016 comments:  0
by:  Roxane De Sa category:  Industry News Read More
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Presenting Site Takedown, Your Low Cost Business Protection

FraudWatch International has recently launched a low cost business protection model called Site Takedown, which protects Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) against online abuse. For as little as $2,000 USD per year, Site Takedown provides professional and competitive priced monitoring services for SMEs and enterprise that need protection from phishing, website/brand impersonation, fake mobile applications […]

date:  Jun 15, 2016 comments:  0
by:  Blog Author category:  Corporate News, Industry News Read More
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SMiShing: Phishing in the Palm of Your Hand

Text messaging is one of the most common features used on mobile phones. There are billions of text messages received around the world each day, and a growing number of these are spam, phishing, or other malicious attacks. Many people assume mobile phones are safe, and don’t realise that malware and phishing attacks are also […]

date:  Jun 08, 2016 comments:  0
by:  Blog Author category:  Phishing Read More
68_ Presenting FraudWatch International’s Vishing Protection

Presenting FraudWatch International’s Vishing Protection

A Method of Social Engineering The practice of Vishing (aka Voice Phishing) has been around for many years. Vishing is the act of using the telephone in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft. The scammer usually pretends to be from a legitimate business. Over […]

date:  Jun 01, 2016 comments:  0
by:  Blog Author category:  Phishing Read More
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Don’t fall Victim to Vishing!

In today’s world of online communications and the associated threats, you could be forgiven for thinking that the “old-fashioned” ways of contacting someone, like a phone call, would be safer. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Whilst email scams are still a significant money earner for cyber-criminals, phone scams are becoming more and more popular. […]

date:  May 25, 2016 comments:  0
by:  Blog Author category:  Phishing Read More