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Stairway to hell: Scams, ransomware, and $6.5m gone from Kiwis' pockets
In just a three month period this year, New Zealanders reported more than 1000 cybersecurity incidents and financial losses of $6.5 million to CERT NZ.
ThetaRay offering uses AI against financial cybercrime
ThetaRay version 4.0 enable banks to pinpoint activity that suggests money laundering, terrorist financing, human and drug trafficking, and other financial crimes.
Rapid increase in AI to detect fraud
"Criminals are finding new ways to exploit technology to commit schemes and target victims."
How YouAppi aims to enable effective detection of fraudulent traffic
YouAppi aims to allow brands to make real-time adjustments and optimise marketing efforts in order to reach customers at any point in the funnel.
Domain fraud rampant as criminals cash in
Cybercriminals are cashing in on domain fraud for almost every possible reason – to impersonate businesses, events, and even trusted leaders and celebrities.
AI for fraud detection to triple by 2021 - ACFE
While only 13% of organisations use AI and machine learning to detect and deter fraud, another 25% plan to adopt such technologies in the next year or two.
Meeting the card payment industry’s compliance requirements - Kemp
Combating CNP (card not present) fraud has become a key priority across the entire e-commerce community.
Top three ways to improve financial compliance for your business
“Companies can mitigate risk of fraud by creating a strong compliance culture, and by implementing and enforcing strong policies around spend management.”
How finance leaders can drive growth and avoid risk
“The CFO and finance team are crucial to an organisation’s success."
‘Blockchain bandits’ brute-forcing weak Ethereum private keys
Independent Security Evaluators (ISE) has found that poorly implemented private key generation is facilitating the theft of cryptocurrency.
$33 million lost to scams & fraud: Netsafe says NZ isn't doing enough to stop it
" This is an issue that isn’t going away. More needs to be done or we will continue to see large numbers of New Zealanders suffering financial and psychological harm,” says Netsafe CEO Martin Cocker.
Nuance biometrics fight back against fraud
Nuance Communications has crunched the numbers and discovered that it has prevented more than US$1 billion worth of fraud from being passed on to users of its Nuance Security Suite.
CERT NZ: Email extortion & scams hit Kiwis hard in the pocket
Despite ongoing efforts to raise awareness about online scams and fraud, New Zealanders are still losing staggering amounts of money.
The three new fronts in the fight against fraud
Along with greater speed comes new fronts in the fight against fraud. Here are three trends to watch as financial institutions balance speed and security.
OneSpan uses AI to tackle financial account fraud
Its new solution uses machine learning to protect online and mobile channels, as well as meet compliance requirements for transactional risk analysis
Huawei continues to plead innocent despite serious criminal charges
“We are bringing criminal charges against telecommunications giant Huawei and its associates for nearly two dozen alleged crimes."
2019 threat landscape predictions - Proofpoint
Proofpoint researchers have looked ahead at the trends and events likely to shape the threat landscape in the year to come.
Protecting organisations against internal fraud
Most companies tend to take a basic approach that focuses on numbers and compliance, without much room for grey areas or negotiation.
Microsoft comments on recent tech support scam crackdowns
Despite the crackdowns, Microsoft warns that these scams persist and target everyone, no matter their age or location.
Four major business risks you should watch out for
"It’s essential for businesses to monitor human behaviour, and apply and enforce policies consistently. The alternative is to lose large amounts of unrecoverable money as a result of people’s actions."
Xero weighs in on Fraud Awareness Week
Unfortunately the Xero Security team is all too aware of fraud. We see it affecting our customers and community as an almost daily event.
"Is this for real?" The reality of fraud against New Zealanders
Is this for real? More often than not these days it can be hard to tell, and it’s okay to be a bit suspicious, especially when it comes to fraud.
How can Australian merchants turn the tide on CNP fraud?
An staggering $476 million has been lost to fraud by Australian merchants over the last 12 months, thanks to the deployment of more innovative fraud methods by criminals.
ACCC issues warning about new twist on remote access scams
The ACCC has issued another warning to Australians to be wary of scam tactics, as victims continue to lose large sums of money.