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Online attackers abusing Kiwis' generosity in wake of Chch tragedy
It doesn’t take some people long to abuse people’s kindness and generosity in a time of mourning.
19 Mar 2019
CERT NZ: Email extortion & scams hit Kiwis hard in the pocket
Despite ongoing efforts to raise awareness about online scams and fraud, New Zealanders are still losing staggering amounts of money.
12 Mar 2019
Inland Revenue says watch out for tax refund scams
Inland Revenue is warning New Zealanders to be vigilant about any ‘tax refund’ emails they receive that appear to look genuine.
07 Jan 2019
Apple Pay “brandjacked” in new phishing attack
Cybercriminals are mimicking well-known companies, “brandjacking” them in a bid to infect computer systems and to steal sensitive data.
19 Oct 2018
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.
06 Sep 2018
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.
27 Aug 2018
How to avoid sending 'phishy' emails that could lose you customers
Some genuine emails can often look similar to scam emails, which can lead to damaged relationships between businesses and their customers.
03 Aug 2018
Opinion: Weighing up the email security threat in EMEA
Barracuda's SVP shares some startling new research - 80% of EMEA organisations faced an email attack last year, while 73% believe they're increasing.
12 Jun 2018
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.
22 May 2018
Email fraud attacks take fast and furious approach to their business targets
The top three email fraud subject lines included ‘request’, ‘payment’, and ‘urgent’.
22 May 2018
Identity theft is on the rise — users must respond
Of course, identity theft isn’t a purely online phenomenon. Criminals can use details found in the post or from discarded documents.
23 Mar 2018
Kiwis lost $10.1 million to scams last year: Which region felt the worst of it?
"We encourage everyone, no matter how digitally savvy they think they are, to improve their knowledge of scams."
28 Feb 2018
Researchers probe psychology behind phishing attacks
What makes the difference between a successful phishing attack and an unsuccessful one?ask researchers from Carnegie Mellon University.
28 Feb 2018
Gone phishin’ - sidestepping the bait in scam emails
What makes people click on scam emails, and how can we educate them against opening themselves (and their organisations) up to vulnerabilities?
20 Feb 2018
Australian real estate agents & buyers targeted in email hacking scam
Real estate agents and home buyers in Victoria are being targeted in a possible email hacking scam that has caused losses of more than $200,000.
19 Feb 2018
Huge increase in email-borne attacks requires new thinking
More than 205 billion emails are sent and received every day with that number increasing every year - something hackers are keenly aware of.
19 Feb 2018
Threat Spotlight: New widespread, 'unstoppable' phishing attack
Barracuda looks into a new phishing attack that impersonates popular web services to entice victims into giving away their credentials.
01 Feb 2018
New year rings in scams in the guise of Suncorp, MYOB, and ASIC emails
MailGuard has already detected three different email scams targeting Australians this year.
08 Jan 2018
Don't delete your scam emails! You can now help beat scammers at their own game
Re:scam, an artificially intelligent email programme, is designed to engage scammers in a neverending cycle of conversation.
08 Nov 2017
Number of malicious emails soars 85% from previous quarter
Proofpoint has released the findings from its massive Quarterly Threat Report – some of which are astonishing.
27 Oct 2017
Report finds email is the go-to weapon in hackers’ arsenals
Symantec has revealed malicious emails are on the rise, racking up over US$5 billion and costing businesses more than $115,000 a year.
05 Oct 2017
Email scammers targeting SMBs under guise of accounting software
Cybercrime networks may be chasing smaller businesses who don’t have a dedicated infosec or IT team to help defend against scams.
21 Sep 2017
Expert spells out how businesses can 'block the spears'
There is no doubt about it, but spear-phishing is big business in 2017 - Menlo Security's Jason Steer explains how businesses can protect themselves.
12 Sep 2017
Email phishing scam targeting UK students a ‘timely warning’
UK watchdog Action Fraud has released details of an complex email phishing scam that has been touted as a much needed warning for the public.
06 Sep 2017