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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.

date:  March 16, 2016

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 different, malicious...

date:  August 12, 2015

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 going out?

date:  July 29, 2015

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...

date:  June 17, 2015

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...

date:  April 22, 2015

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.

date:  March 04, 2015

A Look Back on 2014

A Summary of Phishing, Malware, Mobile and Social Media Cybercrime in 2014

date:  February 24, 2015
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