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Portfolio Marketing Manager
Phishing kits now casting a wider net
A quick look at the impact of phishing attacks reveals some shocking statistics. According to research from MarkMonitor, the frequency of phishing attacks increased by 79 percent in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the same time last year. The primary reason for the proliferation of phishing is clear: when done right, it can be an incredibly effective way for cyber criminals to get hold of confidential customer data that can then be used for illicit activity. But the sheer number of these attacks can also be explained through the commoditization of ‘phishing kits’, which have made it much easier... Read More
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How The Financial Industry and Its Customers Benefit from MarkMonitor’s Extensive Fraud and Brand Protection Services
MarkMonitor's Senior Vice President Charlie Abrahams interviews with blogger Aaron Lay about solutions for online counterfeiting, fraud, piracy, and other threats. This article originally appeared here at badcredit.org. In a Nutshell: When major financial institutions are the targets of cyber attacks, not only are their customers’ wallets affected, but their brand’s reputation takes a hit as well. The monetary and character damage affects the bank’s ability to do business with its customers in good faith, which often leads to a decline in consumer confidence. And banks certainly aren’t alone. Virtually every business sector is a potential target for attacks, which has led... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Director
Financial Businesses: Leverage a Multi-Channel Approach to Online Protection
$3.7 trillion. That’s the amount of revenue the financial sector loses to fraud every year. Most organizations lose five percent of their revenue to bad actors, annually. It’s tempting to focus solely on the numbers, but the problem of fraud is much bigger than that of the financial industry. When fraudsters set their sights on your brand, they’re doing more harm than simply siphoning from your bottom line. They’re tarnishing your reputation, which is akin to trampling on customer trust – the basis of a monetary relationship. To actively and effectively protect your company, you’ll need a combination of readiness, reconnaissance... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Director
Best Practices from Verizon, Proactively Mitigating Emerging Fraudulent Activities
On Wednesday, February 24, I hosted a webinar—Best Practices from Verizon, Proactively Mitigating Emerging Fraudulent Activities—with Patrick Flaherty, Assistant General Counsel for Marketing, IP & New Media Law & Policy at Verizon. Verizon, the largest wireless company in the U.S. with more than 110 million customers across the country, is committed to providing excellent customer service and exceptional communications and entertainment experiences. However, this commitment is challenged by the prevalence of phishing attacks that harm the famous Verizon brand. Specifically, fraudsters attempt to steal customer information, including account usernames and passwords and generate bogus charges that are for everything from popular... Read More
Portfolio Marketing Manager
Business Email Compromise Scams on the Rise
Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams are impersonation emails sent to selected recipients – often a CFO or assistant, that appear to be from a CEO – requesting an immediate wire transfer with attached account details. According to the FBI, thieves stole nearly $740 million in such scams from more than 7,000 victim companies in the U.S. between October 2013 and August 2015. Vistaprint, a web services company, has unwillingly become a conduit for increasing email scams by promoting a free one month trial of their Website Builder product. This is a great deal for the Vistaprint user: they can choose a... Read More

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With more than 13 years’ experience in the domain industry, Alison has managed all aspects of Corporate Domain Managem... More