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Post COVID-19 Privacy Regulations – how will it affect us?

Besides the obvious challenges and confusion we are all facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are also facing concerns over who and what personal information we share.  We are being asked to provide personal information to restaurants and hairdressers to assist in monitoring exposure to the coronavirus.  If that is not confronting and confusing enough, […]

date:  May 29, 2020 comments:  0
by:  Paula Boyden category:  Active Scams, All, Corporate News, DMARC Read More

Filipino Hacking Groups

For the past few months, two Filipino hacking groups, called DarkNet Philippines and FilTech Hackers Philippines, have been not only performing cyber-attacks that repeatedly target Filipino banks, but they have also been involved in Hacktivism campaigns. These different types of campaigns included a wide array of attack types, such as defacement, phishing, malware and more. […]

date:  May 08, 2020 comments:  0
by:  Paula Boyden category:  All, Expert Explanations Read More
Ransomware attacks explained

Ransomware Attacks Explained – What is it & Prevention Solutions

Over the past 20 years, since the first attack in 1989, ransomware threats have increased significantly both in volume and complexity, to the point where they are now basically threatening every company which has any online presence, world-wide. What is Ransomware? Ransomware (ransom malware) is a type of malware or malicious software, designed to gain […]

date:  May 01, 2020 comments:  0
by:  Paula Boyden category:  All, Malware Read More

Increasing Scams Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Cybercriminals are going to great lengths to make as much profit as possible using the COVID-19 pandemic as a lure. Some of these attempts leverage off popular media streaming services and the retail industry. Here are some examples of these scams and tips on how to avoid being scammed. The COVID-19 pandemic is currently affecting […]

date:  Apr 24, 2020 comments:  0
by:  Paula Boyden category:  All, Brand Abuse Read More

Remote Worker Cyber-Attacks Increase Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

With a high percentage of office-based workers, around the world, being forced to work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our cyber-criminal ‘friends’ are making the most of this change in work behaviour. They have not missed the opportunity to profit from this situation, and are creating more attacks and scams targeting stay-at-home workers. […]

date:  Apr 09, 2020 comments:  0
by:  Paula Boyden category:  All Read More

Superannuation fraud in the era of the COVID-19

The Australian government, and many other governments around the world, have recently announced initiatives to allow those in financial hardship to get early access to some of their superannuation funds with little or no tax. This initiative is very attractive to cyber criminals looking to scam their way into people’s retirement funds. It is no […]

date:  Apr 06, 2020 comments:  0
by:  Paula Boyden category:  All, Brand Abuse, Brand Protection Read More

COVID-19 and privacy. Do we still have our privacy?

Maintaining our privacy is becoming harder and harder in this digital age and during a pandemic, like the one we are currently experiencing, it may be stripped off us without us even being aware.  Governments need and want to use their citizens’ information in order to stop the pandemic, but where is the line, or in these unprecedented times, should there be one?  Privacy issues in today’s digital era are getting increasingly complex. As more systems [...]
date:  Apr 01, 2020 comments:  0
by:  Paula Boyden category:  All Read More

COVID19, Cybercriminals and the Dark Web

The COVID-19 pandemic, as we know, has affected countless individuals and businesses worldwide, both in real life and the digital world. Coronavirus related domains are being created at a rapid rate. We will dive into how cybercriminals are reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic, both in the dark web and the clear web. The COVID-19 pandemic, [...]
date:  Mar 26, 2020 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch International category:  Active Scams Read More