Monthly Archives: June 2014

An Abney Associates Fraud Awareness Program: Identity fraud is on the increase

Abram Mashego and Omphemetse Molopyane Recent statistics by the Southern African Fraud Prevention Service (SAFPS) reveal that identity fraud is on the increase. Based on the year-to-date figure, 1 370 cases had been reported to the SAFPS as at the … Continue reading

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An Abney Associates Fraud Awareness Program: Little reform since Snowden spilled the beans

LONDON – A year has passed since the American former intelligence contractor Edward J. Snowden began revealing the massive scope of Internet surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency. His disclosures have elicited public outrage and sharp rebukes from close … Continue reading

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An Abney Associates Fraud Awareness Program on Apple implements MAC anti-tracking technique

‘Double standards’: Apple implements MAC anti-tracking technique used by Aaron Swartz Apple is going to implement random MAC addresses technology in its iOS8 devices, an anonymity-granting technique which late computer prodigy Aaron Swartz was accused of using to carry out … Continue reading

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An Abney Associates Fraud Awareness Program on YouTube Video Teaches Credit Card Fraud

Sad But True: YouTube Video Teaches Credit Card Fraud The YouTube video features Lil Wayne rapping over a melancholy beat: “I see that guilt beneath the shame. I see your soul through your window pane.” Displayed on the screen is … Continue reading

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An Abney Associates Fraud Awareness Program: Mock email scam ensnares hundreds of bureaucrats

Mock email scam ensnares hundreds of bureaucrats at Justice Canada OTTAWA – Many of the Justice Department’s finest legal minds are falling prey to a garden-variety Internet scam. An internal survey shows almost 2,000 staff were conned into clicking on … Continue reading

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An Abney Associates Fraud Awareness Program on Google disruption in China

Google disruption in China seen as government crackdown BEIJING — When Yi Ran is working on new designs for his Yinshen Clothing company, he often turns to Google to search for pictures to use as inspiration. “The results are more … Continue reading

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An Abney Associates Fraud Awareness Program: Symantec issues warning over FIFA scam malware

OWN GOAL: Security software company said fraudsters were attempting to entice users to click on corrupted links with the offer of World Cup tickets Security software firm Symantec Corp yesterday issued an alert ahead of the FIFA World Cup soccer … Continue reading

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