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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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Introducing FraudWatch International New Product: Security Awareness

FraudWatch International is set to launch a new product, Security Awareness, to assist our clients in training their employees to be more aware of cyber-threats. What is Security Awareness? For all businesses, the front-line are the employees. These employees are not only the face of your business, but they are also your last-line of defence […]

date:  Aug 24, 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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Case Study: Retail Industry Threatened by… Fraudulent Social Media Pages

Customers engaging with retail brands are now moving online as a primary platform of communication, and the number of them doing so on Social Media is constantly increasing. With the rise of Social Media use globally by consumers and businesses are associated risks. How Are Cyber-Criminals Threatening Your Business Using Fraudulent Social Media Pages? Users […]

date:  Aug 02, 2017 comments:  0
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Android Users: Beware the New Malware LeakerLocker

A new variant of ransomware is spreading via phony apps on the Google Play Store which are targeting Android mobile users. Unlike traditional ransomware, this new strain, dubbed LeakerLocker, does not encrypt files on the victim’s device. Instead, it plays on fear rather than cryptography, by allegedly collecting personal images, messages and browsing history, and […]

date:  Jul 26, 2017 comments:  0
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DMARC Protection with FraudWatch International

Last week, our blog article, DMARC: Protecting Your Domains explained what DMARC is, and how it can be used to protect your business from domain abuse. FraudWatch International is set to launch a new product to our clients, DMARC Protection, to assist our clients in setting up DMARC records and monitoring the reports that are […]

date:  Jul 19, 2017 comments:  0
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DMARC: Protecting Your Domains

The effortlessness in the capability to generate fake emails has long been exploited by cyber-criminals as a mechanism to deploy spam, phishing attacks or malware, and has been so since the invention of email. DMARC is a simple way to give the receivers of an email the ability to validate the authenticity of an email, […]

date:  Jul 12, 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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