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What is Ransomware? + 11 Bonus Ransomware Protection Tips

With the WannaCry and Petya ransomware attacks that crippled thousands of organisations around the world, FraudWatch International felt it was worthwhile to recap some of the steps both individuals and businesses can take to protect against ransomware attacks. In this article, we will give you an understanding on what Ransomware is, detail some of the […]

date:  Jul 31, 2018 comments:  0
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The rise of the fraudulent mobile app

The rise of the fraudulent fake mobile app: How to protect your brand and business

Mobile apps are where e-commerce dollars are at right now, and fraudsters are taking notice. Industry reports indicate that fraudulent transactions from mobile apps have increased by a whopping 300% since 2015. In this article, we take a look at fraudulent/ fake apps, their distribution and the danger they pose to your customers, and how […]

date:  Jul 19, 2018 comments:  0
by:  FraudWatch category:  All, Brand Abuse, Brand Protection, Malware, Mobile Apps 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

The Real Cost of a Ransomware Attack

An Energy Company and Its Customers Targeted by Ransomware The Energy Sector is one that has become more popular with cyber criminals over recent years.  Most customers sit and take notice when they get an email from their electricity or gas company, particularly if it involves special deals, or has an invoice attached.  Cyber criminals […]

date:  Oct 16, 2017 comments:  0
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Macransom Threatens Mac Users

MacRansom Threatens Mac Users

Early this month, researchers started publishing warnings about a new, free, macOS-based ‘Ransomware as a Service’ (RaaS) which has recently emerged. The Mac specific ransomware has been dubbed ‘MacRansom’. The tool uses a web portal hosted in a TOR network, which is becoming a more popular method of attack. Note: A TOR Network is an […]

date:  Jun 28, 2017 comments:  0
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Beware of Judy - The Latest Android Mobile App Malware

Beware of “Judy”, the Latest Android Mobile App Malware

In late May 2017, security researchers discovered Android malware in around 50 apps which were available on the Google Play Store. Known as “Judy”, named after the malicious apps’ character, the malware is installed in parallel when the infected app is installed to the Android device. Researchers explained that the Judy malware is “an auto-clicking […]

date:  Jun 14, 2017 comments:  0
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Wannacry Ransomware Attack: A Breakdown

WannaCry Ransomware Attack: A Breakdown

What is it? A global epidemic, WannaCry Ransomware is a type of Malware that has recently attacked victims across all industry sectors such as: Hospitals across the UK; Police Departments in India; car factories in France (like Renault and Nissan) and Universities in China. Ransomware, a growing trend, is when hackers encrypt your files on […]

date:  May 18, 2017 comments:  0
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How Does the Trickbot Malware Work?

How Does the Trickbot Malware Work?

Last week, we talked about a new banking Trojan, called TrickBot, that is plaguing banks all around the world, including the US, UK and Australia. In this article, we will take in inside look at how the Trojan works. TrickBot has made its way into the banking sector over recent months by using a malvertising […]

date:  Mar 01, 2017 comments:  3
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Trickbot Malware: Beware of this New Banking Trojan!

Trickbot Malware: Beware of this New Banking Trojan!

In September 2016, researchers at Fidelis Cybersecurity discovered a new malware bot dubbed TrickBot or “TrickLoader” by its authors. They found that it had a lot in common with the infamous Dyre banking Trojan. Not only was the loader similar, but the code itself was very familiar, suggesting that some of the original Dyre authors […]

date:  Feb 22, 2017 comments:  0
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