Netcraft Acquires FraudWatch to Cement Leadership in Cybercrime Detection & Takedown
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by Paula Boyden
6M ago
Netcraft Acquires FraudWatch to Cement Leadership in Cybercrime Detection & Takedown; Delivers Online Brand Protection at Scale Supported by 24/7 Security Operations Center   Strategic acquisition combines market-leading threat intelligence and takedown capabilities with a 24/7 Security Operations Center to provide robust solutions for a global customer base, extending its footprint in North America and Asia-Pacific    SALT LAKE CITY, LONDON and MELBOURNE, September 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Netcraft, global leader in cybercrime detection, disruption, and takedowns, announced ..read more
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The Costs of Fraud for Businesses and Consumers
FraudWatch International Brand Protection Blog
by Hina Siddiqui
6M ago
For both businesses and consumers, the costs of fraud are significant and far-reaching, posing serious threats to financial stability and consumer trust. Fraudulent activities can inflict substantial financial losses on businesses, leading to diminished profitability and compromised reputation. For consumers, falling victim to fraud can result in financial hardship, emotional distress, and damage to personal credit and identity. Whether it’s through online scams, identity theft, or deceptive practices, fraud imposes a heavy toll on both businesses and individuals alike. In this article, we wil ..read more
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Identity Theft and Social Media: How Safe Are You?
FraudWatch International Brand Protection Blog
by Paula Boyden
6M ago
In the online world where everyone is connected, there’s a hidden danger – the risk of identity theft. Social media lets us share and connect globally, making it easier for this kind of theft to happen. Sharing too much, which is all too common and so easily achieved, brings unexpected risks, opening doors for online criminals to steal identities accurately and effectively. Let’s look at how sharing a lot on social media can make identity theft easier.   The subtle trap of oversharing   Social media encourages us to share. But sometimes, we share too much – your location, birthday, f ..read more
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Misinformation Epidemic: How False Information Spreads on Social Media
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by Paula Boyden
6M ago
In an era where our digital and real worlds are intrinsically intertwined, social media platforms become the ‘one source of truth’ for those seeking information and connectivity. However, beneath the glossy veneer of memes, celebrity updates, and social interactions, there lurks alarming torrents of misinformation. This deluge doesn’t merely ebb and flow; it strikes in powerful waves, eroding the pillars of factual integrity and rational discourse. In this article, we unravel the mechanics behind the frightening speed and reach of misinformation across these platforms.   The viral velocit ..read more
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The Different Types of Credit Card Fraud and How to Protect Yourself
FraudWatch International Brand Protection Blog
by Hina Siddiqui
6M ago
Credit card fraud is evolving in the digital age. With more protection from potential scams, it might seem like the fraudsters’ days are numbered. However, so much of life and business is now carried out online that criminals have unprecedented levels of opportunity for scamming. What’s more, many users have grown complacent – we’re so used to using our cards to pay anywhere, both online and offline, that perhaps we’re not as vigilant as we used to be.   Unfortunately, credit card fraud is still something you need to be aware of. Let’s take a look at some of the more common types of fraud ..read more
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The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Online Brand Protection and Dark Web Monitoring
FraudWatch International Brand Protection Blog
by Hina Siddiqui
6M ago
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as a game-changer in the realm of online brand protection and dark web monitoring. Its ability to identify real-time threats, vulnerabilities, and patterns offers unprecedented advantages to brands aiming to maintain their digital integrity. However, it’s crucial to approach AI implementation carefully, considering its limitations and potential risks.   In this article, we discuss the role of AI in online brand protection and dark web monitoring and the limitations and potential risks of such a venture.   How can AI help automate cybersecurity ..read more
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The Rise of Account Takeover Attacks and How to Prevent Them
FraudWatch International Brand Protection Blog
by Hina Siddiqui
6M ago
In an increasingly digitised world, the convenience of online accounts and services goes hand in hand with the rising threat of cyberattacks. One such menace that has been rapidly gaining ground is the account takeover attack. Imagine a scenario where your personal data, hard-earned money, and online identity are stolen right under your nose. As unsettling as it sounds, account takeover attacks are a real and growing concern that every internet user should be aware of. In this article, we’ll delve into the mechanics of these attacks and provide practical steps you can take to fortify your digi ..read more
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The Impact of COVID-19 on Fraud: Trends and Predictions for the Future
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by Hina Siddiqui
6M ago
Tough times often bring out the best in people, and this was certainly true during the COVID-19 pandemic. Doctors, nurses, and emergency service personnel went above and beyond to keep us safe and well, while stories of community pantries, mood-lifting public art projects, and sterling work from charitable organisations helped everyone stay positive.   Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Some let their worst side show during COVID-19. Fraudsters, in particular, saw public misery and fear not as national tragedies but instead as opportunities to be exploited.   And exploit the ..read more
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The Future of Fraud Detection: Emerging Technologies to Watch
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by Hina Siddiqui
6M ago
The future of fraud detection holds immense promise as emerging technologies advance rapidly. With the ever-evolving sophistication of fraudulent activities, businesses and organisations constantly seek innovative solutions to protect themselves and their customers. From artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to behavioural biometrics and blockchain technology, a wide array of cutting-edge tools are being developed to bolster fraud detection capabilities. As these technologies evolve, they are poised to revolutionise the field of fraud detection, enabling organisations to stay ..read more
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Why Businesses Need to Build Cyber Resiliance Today.
FraudWatch International Brand Protection Blog
by Paula Boyden
3y ago
Businesses and organisations spend more and more resources every year on cybersecurity. It is because dark forces online are continuously evolving, causing more damage through sophisticated attack methods. From state-sponsored hackers to organised crime rings and even independent actors with black-ops tech, ordinary website owners have their work cut out for them to keep their websites secure.   Even worse, this kind of attack causes long-lasting damage to your brand and reputation. Once you have suffered a security breach online, people will find it hard to trust you. Regulators could im ..read more
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