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Phishing
Cyber threat spotlight: Kiwis report more, lose less in Q2
CERT NZ’s April-June 2018 Quarterly Report suggests that cyber threats – and the amount of people who are reporting them – are once again on the rise, and fewer people are losing money.
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Scams
Scammers intercepting business emails in fake invoice scams
CERT NZ is warning New Zealand businesses to be aware of an upsurge in fake invoices, which are often intercepting genuine payments.
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Scams
ACCC issues warning about new twist on remote access scams
The ACCC has issued another warning to Australians to be wary of scam tactics, as victims continue to lose large sums of money.
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Scams
Kiwis' scam losses hit $18.6m, eclipsing last year's figures
This year Kiwis have lost a staggering $18.6 million to scams, compared to $10.1 million for over the entirety of last year.
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Cybersecurity
Caught in the wild: A look at email scams and spam
Every day cybercriminals come up with a wide variety of phishing tactics with the intent of scamming innocent users.
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Education
BNZ teaches Settlers Village residents about online scams
Residents at Auckland’s Settlers Village are now wiser to the dangers of online scams, thanks to a visit from BNZ staff yesterday.
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Scams
Netsafe & Spark ramp up scam education efforts across NZ
Netsafe and Spark are on a mission to raise awareness about the dangers of phone and online scams.
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Scams
Investment scams a 'heartbreaking' reality as Australians lose millions
So far in 2018 Australians have lost more than $26 million to investment scams. Already monthly losses have increased 117% since last year.
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Cybercrime
Operation Warenagent arrests 15 online fraudsters across Europe
The scam network is thought to be responsible for more than 35,000 cases of fraud and has caused more than EUR 18 million in damage.
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Scams
Scammers spoof UK university domains as part of massive fraud campaign
Action Fraud UK is warning people to be wary of any emails they receive that look like they belong to UK university email addresses.
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Phishing
Extreme phishing: The rise of SMS scams & SMiShing around the globe
Like phishing, SMiShing are scams that encourage users to urgently click on a link or respond directly with their personal and sensitive details.
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Blockchain
Cybercriminals reap benefits of cryptocurrency hype
Cybercriminals are reaping the benefits of the cryptocurrency hype, bringing in millions of dollars through fake exchanges and fake ICO offers.
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Scams
NBN warns users about scammers posing as staff to swipe financial details
It says scammers are increasingly taking the opportunity to impersonate NBN employees to take advantage of consumers.
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Phishing
Singapore CSA looks back at 2017's most rampant cyber threats
Last year there was a notable shift from profit-motivated attacks to attacks designed to cause disruption.
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Social Media
Scams, scams, and social media: The security pain points catching Kiwis off guard
A new research report further supports the stark reality of just how many scammers are trying their luck on New Zealanders.
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Phishing
$2.9 million gone: Kiwis hit by more than 500 cybersecurity incidents
The first three months of 2018 were busier than ever for cybercriminals, who managed to steal $2.9 million from New Zealanders.
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Scams
National Scams Awareness Week: Australians lost $340m in 2017
Scammers stole $340 million from Australians in 2017 – ACCC says this is the biggest loss ever recorded on its books.
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Spam
Singapore's PDPC vows to crack down on telemarketing and spam
Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) is vowing to better protect consumers from spam and telemarketing messages.
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Scams
NZ telcos toughen their stance against scam calls and emails
“Historically, when we’ve seen scam activity on our network, we’ve lacked a fast and simple way to coordinate."
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Phishing
Singapore WhatsApp users urged to watch out for phishing scams
Victims who give the scammers access to the verification codes would then be locked out of their own account and lose access.
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Machine Learning
AI-DAY: Using artificial intelligence to scam the scammers
“40% of New Zealand parents don’t think they can keep themselves safe online.”
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Email Security
Sink or swim: How your organisation can avoid phishing scams
With longer hours comes wearier brains, and a workforce more susceptible to being victimised by scammers.
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Blockchain
Updated: MailChimp prohibits cryptocurrency, ICO & blockchain email promotions
Email marketing giant MailChimp is the latest large enterprise to initiate a crackdown on cryptocurrency and ICO-related promotions.
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Cryptocurrency
Under the spotlight: CERT NZ reveals last year’s most pervasive cyber threats
New Zealanders from ‘all walks of life’ reported 1131 cybersecurity issues ranging from cryptocurrency scams to phishing in 2017.