Phishing

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
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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
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Beware of Woolworths Gift Card Scams

DON’T BE FOOLED by a recent email scam offering Woolworth’s customers a $2000 gift card. On the night of Sunday, 6 August, a processing error was made by Cuscal (a payment processor widely used by banks credit unions and card issuers) and some incorrect withdrawals were made on accounts belonging to clients and customers of […]

date:  Sep 14, 2017 comments:  0
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Case Study: Retail Industry Threatened by… Phishing

Phishing remains one of the biggest cyber-threat criminals are using in order to access a company’s most valuable assets – their clients. Black hats continue to send phishing campaigns to steal consumers details and this rings especially true for the retail industry. Spear phishing (or CEO impersonation) is another popular tactic amongst hackers: by targeting […]

date:  Aug 31, 2017 comments:  0
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Chrome Extension Hijacking – how did it happen?

On multiple occasions in recent weeks, Chrome browser extension developers lost control of their code, when hackers infiltrated the Google Chrome Web Store used to deploy updates to users. Two of these recent hijackings occurred to the creator of the extension called ‘Web Developer’ (which adds a toolbar of web development tools to Chrome) and […]

date:  Aug 30, 2017 comments:  0
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Ransomware Protection: Security Tips to Lessen Your Chances of Falling Victim – Part 2

As discussed in our previous article, small steps such as backing up files, using antivirus software, installing updates and always being security conscious can minimize the risks of users being infected with ransomware. In this week’s article, we provide security tips for business that can be used to minimize the threat of ransomware attacks. How […]

date:  Aug 16, 2017 comments:  0
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Ransomware Protection: Security Tips to Lessen Your Chances of Falling Victim – Part 1

With the recent WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks that crippled thousands of organisations around the world, FraudWatch International felt it was worthwhile to recap some of the steps both individuals and businesses can take to protect against ransomware attacks. In this week’s article, we will detail some of the areas consumers can look at.  Next […]

date:  Aug 10, 2017 comments:  0
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Cyber-Criminality: Why Do Hackers Love Targeting Universities?

A recent spate of attacks have again highlighted that Universities are a prime target for cyber-criminals. Universities across the US as well as in the UK have reported multiple data breaches (some claiming to have been attacked up to 50 times) in the last 6-12 months and there is no sign of these attacks slowing […]

date:  Jul 05, 2017 comments:  0
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Phishing for Influence: When Hackers Meddle in Politics

Every computer, whether used for personal or business reasons is susceptible to attacks from cyber-criminals. Political, personal and financial fraud are the three main reasons for these attacks. In the recent weeks, the French election has been the latest to enter political hack news, joining the United States, Germany and Norway who have all made […]

date:  May 11, 2017 comments:  0
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