Displaying items by tag: scam

Security provider Proofpoint notes the massive growth in scams reported in the latest Scamwatch report, drawing attention to the fact that Australian losses to scammers reached 80% of 2020's total in just six months.

Published in Your Tech

The ACCC has issued a public warning notice about the conduct of Postage Ink Pty Limited in relation to the unsolicited supply of labels and ink cartridges and other consumables for postage meters to business customers.

Published in Technology Regulation

Telstra has announced the third element of its "Cleaner Pipes" initiative, ensuring that its smart pipes aren't dumb, and are as clean as possible from scam callers, safeguarding "millions of Australians in the process".

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Given the continuing COVID-19 outbreaks and fluctuating restrictions in Australia, security firm Avast is “urging individuals and businesses to be aware of the cyber threats around QR codes and potential COVID-19 vaccination online scams.”

Published in Security
Sunday, 08 November 2020 23:06

In conversation with Ryan Kalember of Proofpoint

Kalember offers some insights into the 'Business Email Compromise' scourge currently facing many organisations.

Published in Security
Thursday, 15 October 2020 12:46

MailGuard warns of myGov phish campaign

Email security service MailGuard has detected a phishing campaign that tries to collect Australians' myGov credentials as well as personal information.

Published in Security

Twitter accounts of many rich and famous Americans — including Elon Musk, Joe Biden, Barack Obama and Jeff Bezos — were hijacked on Wednesday and used to advertise cryptocurrency scams, according to a tweet from British security researcher Marcus Hutchins.

Published in Security

COMMENT Earlier this week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered everyone in the country to stay home for 21 days.

Thursday, 12 September 2019 10:15

281 'Nigerian scammers' arrested around the world

 Authorities in 10 countries have arrested hundreds of suspects accused of involvement in Business Email Compromise schemes, with stolen funds totalling over US$120 million.

Published in Security

Since 2011, Malaysian scammers have run a very sophisticated fake "complimentary lottery" scratch ticket scam, with prizes of hundreds of thousands of US dollars and consumer electronics.

Published in Home Tech

Recently I've been getting calls from an American sounding guy called John Mitchell, offering some kind of financial advice, in what is an obvious recorded message, all from different Australian mobile phone numbers.

Published in Home Tech

With the World Cup football tournament beginning in 17 days, themed phishing websites, email scams and football-related spam is growing by the day, researchers at Kaspersky Lab say.

Published in Security

With Android seen as the Windows of the mobile world, it's no surprise to see Windows-type malware being redesigned for Android devices.

Published in Mobility
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 05:12

Ex-phone industry manager jailed over SMS scam

A man who defrauded mobile phone users of millions of dollars by sending them unwanted text messages has been jailed for five years.

Published in Mobility

A large-scale email scam imitating Energy Australia has been intercepted by email protection specialists MailGuard, with the company warning Australians to be alert.

Published in Security
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 11:35

Scam invoice detected by MailGuard

A new scam email being sent out in large numbers and designed to look like an invoice created with MYOB, has been detected by security company MailGuard.

Published in Security

An iTWire colleague received a fake bill from Foxtel noting an automatic payment did not work, and it looked so convincing, it almost succeeded – but thankfully, didn't.

Published in Security

A man alleged to be behind duping Americans of millions of dollars through phone scams has been arrested in Mumbai.

Published in Outsourcing
Thursday, 19 January 2017 12:10

Gmail phishing scam may be automated

Gmail users have been targeted by a highly effective phishing scam that, once it works, attempts to infect all those in one's address book.

Published in Security

The latest WhatsApp scams spread misery and malware instead of good cheer, shopping vouchers or free Wi-Fi. They are one of many strange messages WhatsApp users should come to expect.

Published in Market
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