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Ransomware Protection: Security Tips to Lessen Your Chances of Falling Victim – Part 2

As discussed in our previous article, small steps such as backing up files, using antivirus software, installing updates and always being security conscious can minimize the risks of users being infected with ransomware. In this week's article, we provide security tips for business that can be used to minimize the threat of ransomware attacks.

date:  August 16, 2017

Ransomware Protection: Security Tips to Lessen Your Chances of Falling Victim – Part 1

With the recent 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 week’s article, we will detail some of the areas consumers can look at.  Next...

date:  August 10, 2017

Case Study: Retail Industry Threatened by… Fraudulent Social Media Pages

Customers engaging with retail brands are now moving online as a primary platform of communication, and the number of them doing so on Social Media is constantly increasing. With the rise of Social Media use globally by consumers and businesses are associated risks.

date:  August 02, 2017

Android Users: Beware the New Malware LeakerLocker

A new variant of ransomware is spreading via phony apps on the Google Play Store which are targeting Android mobile users.

date:  July 26, 2017

DMARC Protection with FraudWatch International

Last week, our blog article, DMARC: Protecting Your Domains explained what DMARC is, and how it can be used to protect your business from domain abuse. FraudWatch International is set to launch a new product to our clients, DMARC Protection, to assist our clients in setting up DMARC records and monitoring the reports that are returned if email messages...

date:  July 19, 2017

DMARC: Protecting Your Domains

The effortlessness in the capability to generate fake emails has long been exploited by cyber-criminals as a mechanism to deploy spam, phishing attacks or malware, and has been so since the invention of email. DMARC is a simple way to give the receivers of an email the ability to validate the authenticity of an email, an added protection to make it...

date:  July 12, 2017

Cyber-Criminality: Why Do Hackers Love Targeting Universities?

A recent spate of attacks have again highlighted that Universities are a prime target for cyber-criminals. Universities across the US as well as in the UK have reported multiple data breaches (some claiming to have been attacked up to 50 times) in the last 6-12 months and there is no sign of these attacks slowing down.

date:  July 05, 2017

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'.

date:  June 29, 2017

Retail Industry Threatened by… Online Brand Abuse: Case Studies

The retail industry is one of the most targeted sectors by cyber-criminals, and for obvious reasons: it holds on to a large amount of data, handles money and represents a seemingly endless line of businesses to steal from.

date:  June 21, 2017

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.

date:  June 14, 2017
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