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The Value of a Fast Takedown | FraudWatch International

The Value of a Fast Takedown

When your business has been the target of a cyber-attack, you want the illegal content to be removed from the web as quickly as possible.  FraudWatch International is up to the task.  We provide the fastest site takedown times in the industry for phishing, malware, social media, mobile apps, and brand abuse.  This means that […]

date:  Aug 10, 2018 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch International category:  All, Brand Abuse, Brand Protection, Industry News, Malware, Mobile Apps, Phishing, Social Media, Uncategorised Read More
Protecting Your Business in 2018

Protecting your business in 2018: 5 tips to ensure your business is cyber secure

Predictions from 2017 indicate an increase in the number of security breaches facing organizations globally. Leading on from some of the more notable cyber-attacks in 2017, cybersecurity experts anticipate more sophisticated threats targeting weak spots in organizations’ security processes in 2018. It’s time to be proactive about your business’ cyber security. It is no longer enough to […]

date:  Aug 02, 2018 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch International category:  All, Brand Abuse, Brand Protection, DMARC, Security Awareness Read More
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Ransomware Protection – Security Essentials To Prevent Attacks

With the 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 article, we will give you an understanding on what Ransomware is, detail some of the […]

date:  Jul 31, 2018 comments:  0
by:  rob@rankhigherseo.com.au category:  Malware Read More
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:  FraudWatch International category:  Brand Protection, Expert Explanations Archives |, Malware Read More
CEO Fraud: The Biggest Concerns for Businesses and How to Prevent It

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:  FraudWatch International 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:  FraudWatch International 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:  FraudWatch International category:  All, Brand Abuse, Phishing, Vishing Read More