Brand Abuse

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

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
FraudWatch International Image Recognition Technology

FraudWatch International Combats Brand Abuse with Image Recognition

FraudWatch International has made significant headway in its R&D labs with real-time, high-velocity image recognition scanning. So far it has yielded encouraging results around accuracy of brand detection from a huge volume of data sources and across multiple brands. Image Recognition Simply stated, image recognition is the ability to detect an image. Basically, image recognition […]

date:  Apr 12, 2019 comments:  0
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What is Vishing?

What is Vishing? Voice Phishing Scams Explained & How to Prevent Them

There’s good news and bad news. The good news: advances in technology have changed our lives in many positive ways. The bad news: crooks keep pace with technological innovations and adjust their scams accordingly. One of the many technology-based criminal scams is ‘vishing’. What is vishing? The word ‘vishing’ is a combination of ‘voice’ and […]

date:  Feb 26, 2019 comments:  0
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What is Mobile App Security?

What is Mobile App Security? (Including 8 Application Security Tips)

What is mobile application security? Mobile app security is the measure and means of defending mobile device apps from digital fraud in the form of malware, hacking, and other criminal manipulation. Mobile app security can be implemented by both technological means alongside personal responses and corporate processes intended to safeguard digital integrity on mobile devices. […]

date:  Feb 05, 2019 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch International category:  All, Brand Abuse, Malware, Mobile Apps, Security Awareness Read More
13 Social Media Security Best Practices

13 Social Media Security Best Practices

When you first think of social media threats, what most people might point out are trolls, fake accounts, and fake followers via purchased services, or maybe the “fake news” accusations flying about everywhere. What’s often overlooked in social media security, though, is how it can be used to harm organizations and their customers via threats […]

date:  Jan 18, 2019 comments:  0
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The Evolution of Financial Crime in the Dark Web

The Evolution of Financial Crime in the Dark Web

The Dark Web is Empowering Financial Crime Financial fraud and digital economic attacks are occurring more than ever thanks to the rise of new technologies and the Dark Web—the portion of the internet unavailable through traditional browsers and only accessible via specific protocols and encrypted networks. Financial crime is hardly new, but this online underbelly […]

date:  Nov 02, 2018 comments:  0
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The Critical Cybersecurity Element Most Companies Overlook

The Critical Cybersecurity Element Most Companies Overlook

Throughout Cybersecurity Awareness Month, it might be easy to believe you’ve heard everything there is to know about protecting your business’ virtual assets. After all, in this age of identity theft and corporate data breaches, many companies have invested heavily in defending their internal networks and virtual infrastructures from hackers, malware, viruses, and other cybersecurity […]

date:  Oct 26, 2018 comments:  0
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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 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
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