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Ex-Comverse CEO pleads guilty to fraud after decade hiding out in Africa

Ex-Comverse CEO pleads guilty to fraud after decade hiding out in Africa

Written by on August 25, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The former chief executive officer of Comverse Technology Inc pleaded guilty to securities fraud on Wednesday and was ordered detained a decade after fleeing the United States for Namibia to avoid prosecution. Jacob “Kobi” Alexander, the Woodbury, New York-based software developer’s founder, entered the plea in federal court in Brooklyn, after […]

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US states get help to fight voter fraud after Trump allegations

US states get help to fight voter fraud after Trump allegations

Written by on August 17, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The government is offering to help states protect the Nov. 8 U.S. election from hacking or other tampering, in the face of allegations by Republican Party presidential candidate Donald Trump that the system is open to fraud. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told state officials in a phone call on Monday that […]

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Waving the flag at RAG and the future of conferences

Waving the flag at RAG and the future of conferences

Written by on July 13, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

We are moving towards a new era of cooperation between industry sectors that share common problems/challenges. It seems that topic-focused conferences are losing their appeal and conference organizers are having to change their focus and modus operandi to stay in business. Telecoms BSS is a great example of this change. We used to have any number […]

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Ad blocking, invalid traffic, viewability impacting ad delivery

Ad blocking, invalid traffic, viewability impacting ad delivery

Written by on May 31, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

Digital advertising has experienced strong growth with no signs of slowing down, but in order to continue its global boom the industry needs to ensure clean ad delivery – meaning ads are viewable to the consumer and free from fraud – a $7 billion problem. After all, an ad that isn’t seen can’t have an […]

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How to protect the sale of your house from fraudsters

How to protect the sale of your house from fraudsters

Written by on April 26, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Unfortunately, as technology is advancing so are fraudsters. Unbelievably, homeowners looking to sell are having their houses sold from underneath them. Cybercrime is on the rise and perpetrators are targeting unsuspecting property sellers and their solicitors. So is it now really safe to sell your house? Nothing is fool-proof but there are precautions you can […]

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Fraud risks with VoLTE could shock you

Fraud risks with VoLTE could shock you

Written by on April 22, 2016 in Guest Blog with 1 Comment

Every day, everywhere you go, you see someone completely focused on his or her mobile phone, even when they are surrounded by friends and family. Why is this so? I’m not an expert in human psychology but I suspect it is because they feel satisfaction in being connected, always online and updated by accessing a […]

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Biometrics alone will not win the fight against fraud

Biometrics alone will not win the fight against fraud

Written by on March 17, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Our eye was recently caught by a story that said biometrics is not enough in the fight against fraud and we accepted an invitation to talk to Ryan Wilk (RW), VP of Customer Success at NuData Security. DisruptiveViews (DV): Ryan, thank you for talking to us today, perhaps you could start with a little background about […]

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Connecting the dots in fighting fraud is becoming critical

Connecting the dots in fighting fraud is becoming critical

Written by on March 4, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Recent headlines and cybersecurity reports have shown how the risks are increasing. Fraudsters hack systems to extract personal data so they can bombard customers with phishing scams, or they implant malware into apps so they can access and control smartphones. We now carry networked computers wherever we go. CSPs must guard against new frauds made […]

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CSPs still suffering huge fraud losses

CSPs still suffering huge fraud losses

Written by on January 19, 2016 in Features with 0 Comments

Revenue losses and fraud may be higher on the agenda for communication service providers (CSPs) following independent research released by Neural Technologies. A new global survey of 113 CSPs has found that these losses have now reached 13.1 percent of gross revenues. Let’s take a moment to consider that, says Jeremy Cowan. For every $100 […]

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To stop fraud, face up to identity

To stop fraud, face up to identity

Written by on January 15, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

E-mail fraud, or what you might better term “fraud enabled by people’s bizarre misplaced trust in e-mail” is absolutely rampant. The FBI, in a new alert, estimates that fraud losses linked to so-called business email compromise scams worldwide totaled more than $1.2 billion from October 2013 to August 2015. But some financial fraud experts say […]

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