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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

Difference Between Phishing and Pharming

Cyber criminals continue to improve upon tried and true methods of scamming unsuspecting businesses, and phishing and pharming attacks, while commonplace, are growing in technical sophistication. In this article, we explore the difference between these attacks, the danger they pose, and what you can do to protect your business. While their methods are different, the […]

date:  Nov 20, 2019 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch International category:  All, Pharming, Phishing Read More
Phishing Attack Trends for 2019

Phishing Attack Trends for 2019

Phishing Attacks impersonate organizations or businesses through phishing emails and fake websites. The criminals who engage in phishing attacks seek access to private and sensitive information, like login credentials, credit card details, and social security numbers.  Every year, fraudsters get smarter and their techniques become more sophisticated. By constantly changing their tactics, they continue to […]

date:  May 31, 2019 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch International category:  All, Brand Protection, Phishing, Uncategorised Read More
What is a phishing attack?

What is a Phishing Attack? + Phishing Email Examples

Every day, email inboxes fill up with annoying, unwanted messages. However, some of these junk messages are malicious/ phishing attacks. By using phishing emails, texts, or social media posts that lead to phishing sites, fraudsters attempt to deceive you into revealing your personal and sensitive information – bank account numbers, credit card info, Social Security […]

date:  May 21, 2019 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch International category:  All, Phishing, Uncategorised Read More