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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

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
The Malware Evolution | FraudWatch International

The Malware Evolution: Trends in 2017, Outlook for 2018 and Protecting Your Business

Not unlike a biological virus adapting to a new host, malware is constantly evolving to adapt to the changing technology landscape. The new variants are more and more sophisticated, designed to exploit software vulnerabilities, penetrate online security and avoid detection. In this article, FraudWatch International looks at some of the biggest malware trends of the […]

date:  Jul 06, 2018 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch International category:  Brand Protection, Expert Explanations, Malware Read More
CEO Fraud: The Biggest Concerns for Businesses and How to Prevent It

CEO Fraud: The Biggest Concerns for Businesses & Preventing CEO Scams

Your Company Is Vulnerable to CEO Scams & CEO Fraud In the digital age, many businesses are concerned about data breaches. Considering that firms in every industry have become victims of hack attacks, this is a genuine concern. However, your company is probably even more susceptible to CEO fraud, because it doesn’t require elaborate hacking skills […]

date:  May 07, 2018 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch International category:  All, Brand Abuse, Expert Explanations, Phishing, Social Media Read More

Taking Down Phishing in Banking

How Does Phishing Work? Phishing is an attack method used by cyber-criminals to covertly obtain the personal identity data and credentials of consumers through the use of social engineering and employment of malicious software. Social engineering methods deceive recipients into disclosing their credentials (such as usernames and passwords) and/or other personal data by using emails […]

date:  Feb 23, 2018 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch International category:  Brand Abuse, Brand Protection, Expert Explanations, Phishing Read More
What is a Dolphin Attack?

What is… a Dolphin Attack?

A Dolphin attack is a term that has been given to the method of accessing a smartphone without the users’ consent by executing ultrasonic commands. Our Experts Explain Digital assistants, like Google’s Assistant, Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, are becoming more and more popular as the world embraces this new Artificial Intelligence technology, built to […]

date:  Sep 28, 2017 comments:  0
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