Social Media

Angler Phishing: The Risks and Dangers of Fake Social Media Brand Profiles – Part 2

Fake brand profiles are a plague on social media, and their risks and dangers shouldn’t be underestimated. Since the beginning of our new connected world, companies have been encouraged to have a presence on social media networks and engage with their followers and fans; but as always, criminals followed them on this new journey. As […]

date:  Apr 19, 2017 comments:  0
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Beware of Fake Gift Cards Scams

We’ve all seen them being shared on Facebook or have received them as emails. You are given the chance to “Win a $500 Gift Card!” from a prominent Australian retailer. All you have to do is “call” a particular phone number or “share” the link on Facebook. These fake gift cards do not usually contain […]

date:  Mar 23, 2016 comments:  0
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Presenting FraudWatch International’s Social Media Protection

Organisations are now using Social Media as a main stream communication channel to conduct their business. This has brought about a unique set of challenges with the criminals turning to this medium to target and perpetrate their crime. Criminals can easily set up fake or duplicate media accounts, readily establish trust and act in a […]

date:  Feb 16, 2016 comments:  Comments Off on Presenting FraudWatch International’s Social Media Protection
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Security tips – Social Media and mobile devices

Our experts here at FraudWatch International provide their top tips for avoiding scams and frauds when on Social Media and whilst using your mobile devices. Using Social Media Risky habits: Today, it seems more important than ever to be constantly connected, and it’s really tempting to follow the trend of having as many followers as […]

date:  Feb 09, 2016 comments:  Comments Off on Security tips – Social Media and mobile devices
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Security Risks with Social Networking – Part 2

Last week we analysed why you can be at risk when you browse through social media. This article will highlight specific threats that you can encounter whilst enjoying a social media break: These are some of the current hoaxes to be on the look-out for: “Facebook will soon stop being free! Click here to keep […]

date:  Jan 12, 2016 comments:  Comments Off on Security Risks with Social Networking – Part 2
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Security Risks with Social Networking – Part 1

Cyber-criminality is inseparable from the Internet: it is a permanent resident of the World Wide Web. Hackers and other scammers don’t get tired of deceitful schemes; it’s their favourite game. Targeting a large number of people at the same time when they have their guard down, such as on social media, is extremely profitable for […]

date:  Jan 06, 2016 comments:  Comments Off on Security Risks with Social Networking – Part 1
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When Tweets & Phishing Collide

Many organisations think of social media abuse as a non-financial issue, however, as this article will demonstrate, it is just as important as any Anti-Phishing service a business may employ. Consider this; a cyber-criminal creates a fake Twitter profile using your exact business name and company logo. All they change is perhaps the handle (Twitter […]

date:  Aug 05, 2015 comments:  Comments Off on When Tweets & Phishing Collide
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LinkedIn: the hidden dangers

Most people are aware that sharing too much information on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter can mean that complete strangers might see your private photos or keep track of when you are away from home, however not many companies consider that business-oriented sites like LinkedIn potentially hold dangers too. Whilst your staff may […]

date:  May 20, 2015 comments:  Comments Off on LinkedIn: the hidden dangers
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Malware hiding in plain sight: bad neighbours on social networks

We’ve all heard of malware, but have you ever wondered how cyber-criminals use it to gain access to our personal information? It is well known that cyber-criminals use links or attachments in email messages to con unsuspecting users into downloading malicious malware files onto their PCs. However, most people are not aware of just how […]

date:  Apr 29, 2015 comments:  Comments Off on Malware hiding in plain sight: bad neighbours on social networks
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