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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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Macro Attacks on the Rise Again: a Successful Come Back

The late 1990’s was a time where bleached hair tips, Tamagotchi, the Spice Girls and platform shoes were all the rage. In the cyber-world, the most popular way to hack into computers, was using vulnerable Microsoft Office macros. A Macro is a set of commands designed to execute in a particular order without needing user […]

date:  Jul 21, 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:  1
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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:  1
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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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A Message from Trent Youl, our CEO

Dear Loyal FraudWatch Followers, As 2015 comes to a close, I want to personally thank all of our clients and social media and blog followers, but above all, our staff. This has been a huge year for FraudWatch International, with our continued client and staff growth throughout the year, there have certainly been growing pains, […]

date:  Dec 30, 2015 comments:  Comments Off on A Message from Trent Youl, our CEO
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Hackers Hold UAE Bank to Ransom

FraudWatch International services many clients in the Middle East. Clients are talking about the latest hack of a UAE bank (not a client of FraudWatch International), in which the hacker is holding the bank to ransom of $3M by leaking confidential data of their customers on social media; predominately Twitter. The hacker has told the […]

date:  Nov 27, 2015 comments:  Comments Off on Hackers Hold UAE Bank to Ransom
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e-Crime Australia 2015 – For the First Time in Melbourne!

For the first time in 11 years, the e-Crime Series will take place Down-Under, the opportunity to focus on Australia’s challenges and cyber-security issues! “About e-Crime and information security Australia Cyber attacks on Australian business and government increased by almost 40% during the past 12 months, according to defence minister Kevin Andrews and the Australian […]

date:  Aug 26, 2015 comments:  Comments Off on e-Crime Australia 2015 – For the First Time in Melbourne!
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Australian Taxation Office Refund Phishing Scam

Recently, our Security Operations Centre identified a phishing scam where consumers were being sent emails purporting to be the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and offering the recipient a tax refund. Below is information about the scam itself and some tips on how to avoid being a victim of similar scams. How the taxation phishing scam […]

date:  Jul 08, 2015 comments:  Comments Off on Australian Taxation Office Refund Phishing Scam
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Insights from APWG’s 4th quarter 2014 report

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 4th Quarter 2014. Phishing Activity Trends for 4th Quarter 2014: The most […]

date:  Jun 05, 2015 comments:  Comments Off on Insights from APWG’s 4th quarter 2014 report
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