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The Future of Fraud-Busting
New technology that could stop scams before they happen

Maria Konnikova - The Atlantic (March 2016 Issue) - Humans are startlingly bad at detecting fraud. Even when we’re on the lookout for signs of deception, studies show, our accuracy is hardly better than chance. Read at The Atlantic...


ZapFraud Champions National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2015

Palo Alto, CA – (Marketwired October 1, 2015) – ZapFraud announced today its plans to champion National Cyber Security Awareness Month by providing weekly insights, tips and information related to cyber security issues, including targeted forms of social engineering and phishing used to develop credible-looking, yet fraudulent emails that spam filters don't catch. ZapFraud proudly joins this global effort to promote online safety awareness. More...


ZapFraud Founder Speaks at Black Hat 2015 Regarding Sophisticated, Targeted Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks

Palo Alto, CA – August 4, 2015 – ZapFraud founder Markus Jakobsson invites attendees of Black Hat USA 2015 in Las Vegas to a briefing entitled, “How Vulnerable Are We to Scams,” in which he discusses the grossly underestimated problem of criminals using targeted forms of social engineering and phishing to develop substantially more credible-looking scams that spam filters don’t catch. More...


ZapFraud Supports APWG Accredited Reporter Program by Identifying Scams and Scammers

Palo Alto, CA – July 28, 2015 – The APWG announced today that counter-cybercrime start-up ZapFraud has joined the APWG Accredited Reporter Data Submission Program, leveraging its fraud detection technology to identify scam and phishing e-mails and route them systematically into APWG’s global cybercrime machine-event clearinghouse. As more databases are breached, there are more attacks on people and companies because scammers have more personal consumer data to launch highly targeted scam attacks—with an estimated 10 times the yield of non-targeted attacks. More...


ZapFraud fights back at email scammers, phishers

San Jose, CA – July 14, 2015 – As social engineering becomes easier thanks to social media, data breaches and automation tactics, scammers are shifting to more targeted, higher-yield scams. And they’re becoming savvier at crafting their messages as well as avoiding detection through spam filters. ZapFraud, a startup officially launched in May that offers online scam blocking services, is hoping that technology that fights email scams eventually will become as ubiquitous as anti-virus software is for detecting malware. More...


Scams are on the rise — what you can do

Austin, TX – July 14, 2015 – Thousands of people receive scam emails every day; a scam email can appear to come from a wealthy foreign dignitary pleading for help out of a tight situation, an estate manager with news of a large inheritance from a previously unknown family member or simply from the local transit authority demanding payment for using a toll road. In recent years, consumers have lost More...


ZapFraud On Overnight America with Jake Wengroff

St. Louis, MO – May 28, 2015 – CBS Radio’s Talking Tech is talking ZapFraud! – Listen in as host Jon Grayson and tech guy Jake Wengroff discuss the growing scam problem and the ZapFraud solution.

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ZapFraud Launches Online Scam Blocking Service

Palo Alto, CA – May 20, 2015 – ZapFraud launches patent-pending online scam blocking service to address rapidly growing email fraud threats that existing technologies don’t effectively detect. Scams today use sophisticated social engineering techniques to appear legitimate and target consumers, businesses, and government agencies, effectively stealing billions of dollars annually. More...


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