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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.

date:  April 19, 2017

Angler Phishing: The Risks and Dangers of Fake Social Media Brand Profiles – Part 1

Do you own a business or have a social media presence? Are you part of the Marketing or Security team within your company? If you answered “Yes,” then you need to be aware of the latest scam being used by cyber-criminals to damage your brand reputation and steal from your business: watch out for angler phishing!

date:  April 13, 2017

Presenting Site Takedown, Your Low Cost Business Protection

FraudWatch International has recently launched a low cost business protection model called Site Takedown, which protects Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) against online abuse.

date:  June 15, 2016

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.

date:  March 23, 2016

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 fraudulent manner.

date:  February 16, 2016

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.

date:  February 09, 2016

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:

date:  January 12, 2016

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 the criminals.

date:  January 06, 2016

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.

date:  August 05, 2015

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.

date:  May 20, 2015
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