Pharming

Presenting FraudWatch International’s Pharming Protection

Pharming attacks are sophisticated cyber-attacks which consist of a combination of phishing, malware and DNS poisoning. The browser address bar correctly displays the destination URL, however the internet traffic is diverted unknowingly to a destination that has the same look and feel as the legitimate URL, but is a malicious copy. How Pharming Impacts Your […]

date:  Mar 16, 2016 comments:  Comments Off on Presenting FraudWatch International’s Pharming Protection
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DNS Protection and Why Your Business Shouldn’t Ignore It

In a previous article, “Internal DNS monitoring & restrictions”, we discussed how cyber-criminals are using poisoned DNS servers and used IP Addresses to carry out Pharming attacks. Instead of hacking a web server and putting a phishing page on the server, the criminals can configure a malicious DNS server and redirect the user to a […]

date:  Aug 12, 2015 comments:  Comments Off on DNS Protection and Why Your Business Shouldn’t Ignore It
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Internal DNS Monitoring & Restrictions

All companies use a DNS, so monitoring it is a must. A lot of things happen on the border of your Internet Perimeter. By monitoring, you can get feedback on network traffic. What are your employees using the Internet for? What is the most common page being visited? What network traffic is coming in or […]

date:  Jul 29, 2015 comments:  Comments Off on Internal DNS Monitoring & Restrictions
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Pharming: Going further

Pharming attacks are sophisticated cyber-attacks that consist of a combination of phishing, malware and DNS poisoning. In a previous blog article, Pharming: how to identify it, impacts & risks, we discussed an early Pharming attack that involved compromising an end user’s internet router. This article focusses on an alternative Pharming method relating to the compromise […]

date:  Jun 17, 2015 comments:  Comments Off on Pharming: Going further
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Pharming: how to identify it, impacts & risks

Pharming is a technique where attackers use modified DNS Servers to redirect address requests (typically for banking websites) to a realistic looking but entirely fake website, for the purpose of collecting banking information without the knowledge of the customer. Previously, this was done simply by waiting until a victim triggered a particular DNS lookup, which […]

date:  Apr 22, 2015 comments:  Comments Off on Pharming: how to identify it, impacts & risks
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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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A Look Back on 2014

A Summary of Phishing, Malware, Mobile and Social Media Cybercrime in 2014 2014 saw an evolution of cybercrime attacks, involving highly targeted, sophisticated campaigns against large organisations. We will take a look at the trends of a few of the attack methods in 2014. Phishing: The standard phishing methods used for the past 10 years […]

date:  Feb 24, 2015 comments:  Comments Off on A Look Back on 2014
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