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Four major business risks you should watch out for
"It’s essential for businesses to monitor human behaviour, and apply and enforce policies consistently. The alternative is to lose large amounts of unrecoverable money as a result of people’s actions."
14 Nov 18
Xero weighs in on Fraud Awareness Week
Unfortunately the Xero Security team is all too aware of fraud. We see it affecting our customers and community as an almost daily event.
14 Nov 18
"Is this for real?" The reality of fraud against New Zealanders
Is this for real? More often than not these days it can be hard to tell, and it’s okay to be a bit suspicious, especially when it comes to fraud.
13 Nov 18
How can Australian merchants turn the tide on CNP fraud?
An staggering $476 million has been lost to fraud by Australian merchants over the last 12 months, thanks to the deployment of more innovative fraud methods by criminals.
02 Oct 18
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.
28 Aug 18
Dixons Carphone data breach toll rises to 10m customers
The company admits that approximately 10 million records containing personal data may have been accessed during the 2017 breach.
01 Aug 18
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.
24 Jul 18
Why a cybersecurity awareness week is just not enough
From personal privacy to online scams, it seems almost every IT security-related issue now has its very own awareness week.
24 Jul 18
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.
19 Jul 18
Four identity proofing vendors named as 'IDC Innovators'
To qualify as an innovator, vendors must have under $100 million in revenue at the time of the selection.
26 Jun 18
Kiwi partnership keeping a 'vigilant' eye on fraudsters
"While some systems claim to be using artificial intelligence to analyse transactions, this is the most sophisticated tool available in New Zealand."
26 Jun 18
Why Australian businesses should add cybersecurity to the end of financial year checklist
Australian organisations should be looking at their ICT security as part of their planning process for the new financial year.
20 Jun 18
Online fraud prevention firm eyes APAC, EMEA markets
Emailage delivers online fraud mitigation and email risk assessment technologies and says ecommerce fraud is a growing problem around the world.
20 Jun 18
Interview: RSA Security decodes digital fraud and its effects on APAC
"My greatest fears are emerging fintech and cryptocurrency companies that may have a less mature approach to third party consumer fraud."
05 Jun 18
$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.
30 May 18
Transport in NSW: do easier 'tap ons' make for compromised security?
Commuters will now be able to 'tap on' with credit cards or digital wallets, but they might be opening themselves up to security threats in doing so.
25 May 18
Mobile app fraud transactions have skyrocketed 680% since 2015
As our lives become increasingly ensconced within apps on our mobiles, it seems so too does cybercrime with fraud "not going away anytime soon."
24 May 18
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 18
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 18
Ecommerce is on a roll in APAC, but 18% of consumers still get caught by fraud
Ecommerce within Asia Pacific is booming, but the dangers of fraud lurk around every corner.
21 May 18
Securing SWIFT networks vitally important for cyber attack prevention
Businesses that use the SWIFT network must comply with SWIFT’s Customer Security Programme (CSP) or face the risk of attacks.
11 May 18
Three ways organisations can prevent fraud and enforce policy compliance
Business insiders are the most common perpetrators of business fraud, making up 36% of all fraud.
07 May 18
Why cybercriminals are corrupting popular social media platforms
Fraudsters are targeting legitimate social media platforms to create a new type of fraud market – one that has a global reach.
06 May 18
Cybercriminals taking over email accounts and scamming contacts
A new study from Barracuda has revealed an increasingly popular method of cybercrime - steal email credentials then steal money from colleagues.
04 May 18