Access this episode on demand, as we delve into how the pandemic created a cyber fraud epidemic and we chat with the man poking holes in Apple’s app store and the multi-million dollar scams operating on within the app store.

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Panel Discussion: The cyber fraud explosion: how the pandemic catapulted cyber fraud

Since early last year, when the global pandemic began its worldwide spread, there has been a growing volume of losses caused by increasingly sophisticated scams and cyber fraud.

Between February and March 2020 spam messages multiplied 220 times - while malicious URLS increased 260 percent.

In response there has been a growth in banks fraud departments and teams. We’re joined by a panel of experts as they discuss how the pandemic created an epidemic of cyber fraud, and what organisations and individuals can be doing to combat it.

Our expert panel includes:

  • Joe Tidy, BBC News
  • Sean Doyle, Cybersecurity, Digital Trust and anti-Financial Crime at World Economic Forum
  • Sujata Dasgupta, Global Head Financial Crime, Tata Consultancy & winner ‘Fraud Prevention 2021’ by Themis 
  • Johan Gerber, Executive Vice President Security & Cyber Innovation at MasterCard
  • Steve Leach, Head of Cyber and Innovation at North East Business Resilience Centre
  • Guy SheppardHead of APAC Financial Crime and Cyber Initiatives, SWIFT

GRCTV JOE TIDY - Kosta Eleftheriou

Fireside chat: An exploration of app store scams and the man investigating the multi-million dollar scams Kosta Eleftheriou

Kosta Elfetheriou is investigating how a $64-billion-a-year app store isn’t catching blatant scams.  Join our host Joe Tidy, BBC News as he delves into the world of a scam app hunter:

  • How Kosta became a ‘scam app hunter’
  • What some of the biggest fraudulent and scammy apps he’s found
  • How the ecosystem of scams works - fake reviews etc 
  • What he’s building to help customers navigate this murky world.