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IRD warns against phishing as personal tax changes kick in
In the last month, two e-mail scams surfaced asking taxpayers to fill in a form to receive a refund owed to them.
Can you spot the phish? Google's quiz puts you to the test
The quiz may not be as clear-cut as you think - but that's exactly why you should do it.
Cofense launches MSSP program to provide phishing defence for SMBs
SMBs are highly susceptible to phishing attacks, and often lack the resources necessary to stop advanced threats
Internet issues, phishing emails top SMEs' tech concerns
A survey of UK small businesses has found that many are concerned about how internet-related issues could affect their business in 2019.
Dialling up deception: ‘Vishing’ scams prey on human trust
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) recently warned of a sophisticated phone scam, manipulating Australians for a reported $830,000 in November.
Phishing emails only going to get smarter, warns security firm
Phishing emails typically mimic the look and feel of an email written by someone in authority, such as a bank, or even a colleague.
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.
Using layered security to stay safe over the holidays
SonicWall’s Capture Labs threat researchers recorded 28 times more ransomware attacks on Black Friday compared to last year.
Exclusive: Three access management learnings from 2018
There was a renewed global response to data security in 2018, placing pressure on organisations to assume more responsibility for the data they hold.
Proofpoint launches feature to identify most targeted users
“One of the largest security industry misconceptions is that most cyberattacks target top executives and management.”
SMS phishing scam sweeps Australia
"SMS is an easier way for scammers to pretend they are sending from a well-known business that people know and trust."
Exclusive: Securing cloud data in the APAC environment
The majority of users are unable to develop good cyber hygiene in line with the rapid rate of digitalisation that the APAC region is undergoing.
Phishing: It's all too easy on mobile devices
A single errant tap moves an attacker closer to your data.
Kiwis concerned about being scammed – survey
This unease is warranted given the growing sophistication of scammers and their activities, and numbers of attempted fraud.
How phishing is evolving to outpace awareness
While email providers have made strides in flagging suspicious emails and source domains, reducing the effectiveness of attacks, attackers’ techniques have also evolved.
Security experts comment on latest OIAC report
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has been notified of 245 data breaches affecting personal information between July and September 2018.
4 tips to keep safe when phishing for treats this Halloween
Jason Howells shares Barracuda MSP's top four tips to protect your business and help identify a phishing scam from a mile away.
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.
Facebook breach: Ready for the coming phishing wave?
Much of the information accessed in the Facebook breach is perfect for cyber criminals planning their next phishing attack.
Back to the basics: Five ways to stay safe online
Phishing attacks or social-engineering attacks are on the rise, where cybercriminals trick people into divulging details and participating in scams.
Cryptomining dethrones ransomware as 2018’s top threat - Webroot
This report also highlights the importance of implementing a robust and evolving security approach to protect valuable data and keep systems secure.
Cyber criminals using lookalike online shopping domains to phish buyers
Because they point to malicious online shopping sites that mimic legitimate, well-known retail websites, it makes it increasingly difficult for customers to detect the fake domains.
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.
New research reveals which employees are being targeted for why
Individual contributors and lower level management account for nearly two thirds (60%) of highly targeted attacks within an organisation.