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McAfee report shows spike in covid-19 related malware and financial fraud

We have all become wary of emails and messages promising prizes, easy money-making opportunities. But scammers can evolve too, and as people start spending more and more time online due to the lockdown, they seem to be doing just that.

May 12, 2020 : Live Mint

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Banks failing to protect customers from coronavirus fraud

A paltry 13 out of the 64 banks accredited by the UK government for its Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) have bothered to implement the strictest level of domain-based messaging authentication, reporting and conformance – or Dmarc – protection to stop cyber criminals from spoofing their identity to use in phishing attacks.

May 12, 2020 : Computer Weekly

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The Wayward Hunt for Stimulus Fraud

The Justice Department has a tradition of not commenting on continuing investigations, but it’s sometimes subordinated to political imperatives. My interest was piqued when Brian Benczkowski, head of Justice’s criminal division, announced recently that the department had already uncovered signs of possible fraud by applicants for Paycheck Protection Program loans.

May 11, 2020 : Wall Street Journal

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Coronavirus Fraud Is In Full Swing — And Businesses Are A Big Target

We have all become wary of emails and messages promising prizes, easy money-making opportunities. But scammers can evolve too, and as people start spending more and more time online due to the lockdown, they seem to be doing just that.

May 12, 2020 : Live Mint

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ANALYSIS: Covid-19 Is Raising AML Compliance Risks Even Higher

In early 2020, a series of U.S. anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) actions signaled that this would be a year of rising scrutiny of AML/CFT compliance, and the simultaneous Covid-19 pandemic has taken AML/CFT risks to an entirely new level.

May 11, 2020 : Bloomberg Law

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