Displaying items by tag: scam

Telstra has switched on a brand-new SMS scam filter to better protect its customers from scam text messages, blocking them at a network level before they reach devices.

Published in Mobility

Malicious activity targeting shoppers on Valentine’s Day has increased, warns cyber threat intelligence provider Check Point Research.

Published in Security

The ACMA is advising consumers to continue to be wary of parcel delivery SMS and email messages with unusual looking links or requests to pay a fee to complete delivery. These messages may be scams.

Published in Technology Regulation

Australian billionaire mining magnate Andrew "Twiggy" Forrest AO has launched criminal action against Facebook over scam cryptocurrency advertisements that used his image, claiming Facebook has breached anti-money laundering laws.

Published in Market
Monday, 20 December 2021 17:22

Avast warns of Amazon Token crypto scam

Scammers are capitalising on rumours that Amazon may be planning to launch its own cryptocurrency, according to security company Avast.

Published in Security

"Small businesses are the lifeblood of the Australian economy. They need support and protection to grow,” says Sagar Sethi, digital marketing specialist and chief executive officer of Xugar. Yet, Sethi is concerned by a proliferation of unethical operators claiming to sell digital marketing but who instead burn the customer and take money out of the country.

Published in CIO Trends

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
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