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Cyber-Criminality, Scams and Fraud: What to Expect in 2017

We said goodbye to 2016 and its head-scratching cyber-security issues, but the million-dollar question is: what will businesses and private users face now in 2017? Let’s review cyber-challenges this new year might hold in store: Tax fraud will be as relevant as ever: Americans, beware IRS scams Cyber-criminals are always very active during the tax […]

date:  Feb 08, 2017 comments:  0
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2016’s Important Lessons in Cyber-Security

The year 2016 will not only be remembered for Trump’s surprise victory in the US election, or for Brexit, or for saying goodbye to so many public figures like David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Prince, Muhammed Ali and Carrie Fisher, just to name a few. Last year was also one of the most challenging for cyber-security. […]

date:  Jan 25, 2017 comments:  0
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Insights from APWG’s 3rd Quarter 2016

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is the worldwide coalition unifying the global response to cyber-crime across industry, government and law-enforcement sectors. The information in this article is a description of what is trending, according to APWG recently published Phishing Activity Trends Report for 3rd Quarter 2016. Phishing Activity Trends for 3rd Quarter 2016 The most […]

date:  Jan 04, 2017 comments:  0
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Healthcare and Cyber-Criminality: The Challenge – Part 2

Last week we detailed how healthcare organisations were targeted by cyber-criminals. This week, we discuss how they can set up efficient IT security. One of the main issues that leads to data breaches is the deficiency of some organisations in identifying the dangers and setting appropriate data and application restrictions at a network level. It […]

date:  Nov 09, 2016 comments:  0
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Healthcare and Cyber-Criminality: The Challenge – Part 1

No one can argue that healthcare security is now needed more than ever. In 2015, the healthcare sector was targeted by cyber-criminals more than any other industry, despite not even making the top 5 the previous year. According to a report published by IBM, in the first half of 2015, almost 100,000,000 healthcare records were […]

date:  Nov 02, 2016 comments:  0
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Insights from APWG’s 2nd Quarter 2016

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is the worldwide coalition unifying the global response to cyber-crime across industry, government and law-enforcement sectors. The information in this article is a description of what is trending, according to APWG recently published Phishing Activity Trends Report for 2nd Quarter 2016. Phishing Activity Trends for 2ndQuarter 2016 The most targeted […]

date:  Oct 26, 2016 comments:  0
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Energy Bill Scam Locks Computer Files

Most people in Australia would have heard about the recent email scam doing the rounds, purporting to be from a well-known energy company. The email prompted the recipient to click on a link to download a copy of their bill. Instead of downloading an invoice however, the victims actually downloaded a virus (in the form […]

date:  Jun 29, 2016 comments:  0
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Insights from APWG’s 1st Quarter 2016

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) is the worldwide coalition unifying the global response to cybercrime across industry, government and law-enforcement sectors. The information in this article is a description of what is trending, according to APWG recently published Phishing Activity Trends Report for 1st Quarter 2016. Phishing Activity Trends for 1st Quarter 2016 The most […]

date:  Jun 22, 2016 comments:  0
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Presenting Site Takedown, Your Low Cost Business Protection

FraudWatch International has recently launched a low cost business protection model called Site Takedown, which protects Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) against online abuse. For as little as $2,000 USD per year, Site Takedown provides professional and competitive priced monitoring services for SMEs and enterprise that need protection from phishing, website/brand impersonation, fake mobile applications […]

date:  Jun 15, 2016 comments:  0
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