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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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What to Expect in 2015 – Cybercrime Predictions from FraudWatch International

“2015 will see an increase in the sophistication and evolution of cybercrime attacks”, predicts Trent Youl, FraudWatch International founder and CEO. Attacks in general will continue to become highly targeted as criminals seek to bypass spam and virus detection. The average consumer will find the ability to identify fraudulent email increasingly difficult, as emails will […]

date:  Mar 04, 2015 comments:  Comments Off on What to Expect in 2015 – Cybercrime Predictions from FraudWatch International
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