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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

Charity Scams – The Evil Side of Good Will

Charity scams are a serious problem in Australia and around the world. With costs reaching into the tens of thousands, it sometimes seems little can be done to prevent the betrayal of people’s trust by heartless fraudsters. But that is not the case; there are warning signs and precautionary measures that can be taken to [...]
date:  Mar 20, 2020 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch International category:  Brand Protection Read More

Coronavirus Scams: How to defend against cybercriminals taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic

The spreading of Coronavirus worldwide during the past few months has hurt hundreds of thousands of businesses and individuals. Wherever the virus has struck, countless industries have been affected, causing mass shutdowns. As always, cybercriminals almost immediately began exploiting the situation for their own good and started launching cyber-attacks that prey upon the public’s fear [...]
date:  Mar 20, 2020 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch International category:  Active Scams, Industry News Read More

TrickBot – Today’s Top Banking Trojan

TrickBot, a banking trojan that has been infecting victims since 2016, is considered by many cybersecurity experts to be one of the top threats targeting businesses. So far, TrickBot has compromised over 250 million email accounts. TrickBot usually propagates via spear phishing emails; typically, using weaponized Microsoft Word or Excel attachments, pretending to be invoices [...]
date:  Jan 30, 2020 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch International category:  Expert Explanations, Malware Read More
Why do I need Cyber Security Awareness Training for my employees?

Why do I need Cyber Security Awareness Training for my employees?

Recent research shows that human error is responsible for more than 90% of data breaches. 90%. Let that sink in for a minute. For any business, large or small, that’s a pretty frightening statistic. No organization is immune to the risk of a cyber-attack. A social engineering scam needs only one thing to be successful, […]

date:  Dec 06, 2019 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch International category:  All, Brand Protection, Malware, Phishing, Security Awareness, Uncategorised, Vishing Read More

What is Pharming? and How to Reduce Your Risk

Also known as “phishing without a lure”, the term pharming is derived from a combination of “phishing” and “farming” and is a form of social engineering cyberattack. Where phishing works by redirecting web traffic to a specially created, fraudulent website designed to very accurately mimic the appearance of a legitimate site, a pharming attack doesn’t […]

date:  Nov 23, 2019 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch International category:  All, Brand Protection, Pharming Read More