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Three-Quarters of Businesses Saw Phishing Attacks in 2017

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The war against phishing is still on, with 76% of organizations experiencing phishing attacks in 2017. Further, nearly half of information security professionals surveyed said that the rate of attacks increased from 2016. That’s according to the Wombat Security Technologies’ annual State of the Phish research report, which also found that the impacts of phishing […]




Alfred Nzo municipal officials in court for R300m fraud

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Alfred Nzo municipal officials in court for R300m fraud: PRETORIA – The Hawks promised it will continue with its "aggressive war" against corruption, after eight officials from the Alfred Nzo District Municipality in the Eastern Cape, as well as a local businessman, appeared in court for tender fraud […]




Phishing remains top cyberattack method

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Despite constant warning from IT business leaders to never open an email or to click on a link sent from an unknown source with “important” delivery information, executive file or report, legions of employees still do it, and IT is still left to prevent further infiltration. As quickly as employees get wise to some of […]




Former Ataris bassist indicted in $27m telemarketing fraud case

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Former Ataris bassist indicted in m telemarketing fraud case: The former bassist of the rock band the Ataris awaits arraignment after he and a woman were indicted on federal conspiracy and fraud charges. Michael Sean Davenport was arrested last month at a Little Rock, Arkansas, airport on a […]




How to Spot the Convincing New Phishing Scam Targeting Netflix …

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Thanks in part to the influence of Silicon Valley and its focus on the psychological probing of job applicants, interview questions have been steadily getting more and more abstract. As part of the interview process, today’s job seekers might be asked to describe a vending machine to someone who’s never seen one before, or plan […]




Czech PM Babiš battles fraud charges as cabinet loses confidence vote

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Czech PM Babiš battles fraud charges as cabinet loses confidence vote: Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš's minority government lost a confidence vote yesterday (16 January), forcing him to try to cut a deal with opposition parties to stay in office while he also battles allegations of subsidy fraud. […]




SA at higher risk of phishing scams: report

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South Africa is at higher risk of data breaches stemming from phishing scams. This is according to the South Africa Phishing Response Trends Report commissioned by phishing defence solutions firm PhishMe and delivered by market survey consultant Censuswide. The research is based on a survey of 100 IT professionals, largely senior decision-makers, from firms belonging […]




Total value of reported fraud in the UK breaches the £2 billion mark

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Total value of reported fraud in the UK breaches the £2 billion mark: Fraud in Britain has risen by more than 500% over the last 15 years, while the latest data available has revealed a 6% increase in major scams over the course of 2017. Financial services saw […]




CRCW INVESTOR ALERT: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Notifies Investors of a Class Action Involving The Crypto …

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NEW YORK–(Business Wire)–The Law Offices of Vincent Wong announce that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of investors who purchased The Crypto Company (“Crypto”) (OTCMKTS: CRCW) securities between August 21, 2017 and December 18, 2017. Click here to learn about […]




Phishing Simulation Training Escalation

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Phishing simulation training is a staple of many security awareness programs. In the latest State of the Phish annual research report by security company Wombat, 76% of information security professionals reported that their organizations were victimized by phishing. It is also big business. The firm Cybersecurity Ventures is predicting that “global spending on security awareness […]




Some OnePlus Customers Reporting Credit Card Fraud After Purchasing From Site

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Some OnePlus Customers Reporting Credit Card Fraud After Purchasing From Site: Note that this isn't a widespread issue and that based on the informal poll that was posted on the company's forum, about 25% of those polled claimed to have been victims of credit card fraud after recent […]




CRCW SHAREHOLDER ALERT: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Notifies Investors of Commencement of a Class …

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Don’t get hooked: Anatomy of a phishing attack

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It seems like almost a daily occurrence that I get an email or a phone call from someone who has either been victimized by a phishing attack or is seeing something unexpected on their computer and is not quite sure what to do about it. For IT pros, this trend should be deeply concerning. Even […]