“Freemsg: Chase, Did you attempt a wire transfer amount of $7500. Reply Y if recognized, Or NO to stop fraud.” How would you react if you received this text? Many people wouldn’t hesitate before replying. But the above text is from a criminal impersonating Chase Bank – and this scam cost the recipient $15,000. Such SMS-based fraud (or “smishing”) is … [Read more...] about Why are brands adopting a mobile first approach to combatting fraud and abuse?
OpSec Security provides world-class threat intelligence and reduces risks from fraudulent business email scams. London, UK, & Philadelphia, US, May 12, 2021 – OpSec Security, the leading provider of a complete solution to combat online brand-related threats, is announcing the advanced OpSec® Early Warning System reporting and OpSec® … [Read more...] about OpSec® Early Warning System Identifies Email Scam Threats
In 2020 so far, over half of all phishing sites the OpSec Online AntiFraud Security Operations Center have detected have an SSL certificate associated with the site. How much value do consumers place on the presence of a security certificate on a website? From my very scientific Facebook poll of non-industry friends and family, the average … [Read more...] about Why SSL Certificates Have Become the New Frontier of Phishing
The year 2020 came in with a bang and it hasn’t let up yet. From the UK’s Brexit initiative, the US Presidential election primaries, a multitude of other celebrity or sports-related shocking news, and then culminating in the COVID-19 pandemic, collectively consumers have been facing a multitude of external uncertainties affecting their daily lives. … [Read more...] about Prepare to be Scammed: How People Can Make the Difference
In today’s evolving cyber landscape, it’s not enough to just deal with attacks. Businesses need to take a more proactive stance by training staff on what to look out for and have the right processes and technologies in place to monitor and mitigate risk. This is especially true when it comes to phishing where criminals try to entice consumers and … [Read more...] about Off the hook: Fighting back against phishing