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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."
Microsoft Dynamics brandjacked in latest wave of email scams
Microsoft Dynamics is one of the latest applications to have its branding mimicked through phishing attacks that collect Microsoft login credentials.
Facebook says 'no more': Cryptocurrency ads banned from social network
Facebook has now banned all advertising for financial products such as cryptocurrencies, binary options and initial coin offerings.
Malaysians urged to use caution when scanning QR codes
“There’s a rising number of cases where criminals have been sticking their own codes over a business’ original one to steal the scanner’s data."
$10.1m lost: Why Kiwis are losing so much to scammers & how we need to fix it
Netsafe explains why we must change our attitudes to "even if it seems like a reasonable deal, it could still be a scam".
EITest hijacks tech support scam pages to mine cryptocurrency
Tech support scams are now being used as social engineering tools as part of EITest’s campaign to deliver Coinhive’s Monero cryptocurrency miner.
SMBs warned to watch out for ‘Corporate Portal New Zealand’ scam
The New Zealand Companies Office is once again warning organisations to watch out for fake correspondence that appears to be from ‘Corporate Portal'.
Dissecting the most common email scams that hit Aussie inboxes
MailGuard explains the most common types of email scams, and why some companies are more popular targets for brandjacking than others.
Scammers hijack MYOB brand in malicious email scams
MYOB users are being warned to watch out for a malware phishing scam targeting inboxes this week.
IAG Insurance attempts to scam own employees - but not in a bad way
The goal is not to scam them into giving back their wages, but to test them on their cyber security awareness.
Education must be our secret weapon in the fight against tech support scams
They're scammers, they're prolific & they're determined. The only way to stop them is to talk about it, especially with those who are most vulnerable.
Criminals on a mission of ambition and disruption, says Symantec
Ransomware attackers are increasing their ransoms; more emails are containing malicious links; and disruption is the word of the day.
The top scams you should watch out for when travelling abroad
Whether travelling for work or leisure, even the most seasoned travellers can fall victim to common scams.
Fake myGov email & SMS scam asks for pics of passports, driver licences
Security watchdog Stay Safe Online has issued a critical alert to Australians, warning them of a fake email and SMS scam purporting to be from myGov.
Scammers targeting Kiwis again, this time courtesy of Countdown
“Unfortunately there are scammers targeting New Zealanders via email using the Countdown name and branding and we want to warn consumers."
Week in review: The biggest stories that went down last week on NetGuide
We thought we'd make it easy for you and pick out our highlights of the week in the land of consumer tech.
Should insurance cover cyber crime theft? Another Kiwi duped
New Zealand’s insurance industry doesn’t cover claims of theft via cyber crime – should it?
Lovers, be careful of dating apps this Valentine’s Day
"Unfortunately, this predictably frenetic February activity plays right into the hands of cyber threat groups looking to take advantage of heartache."
Fresh wave of scammers posing as Microsoft employees
“The scammers claim to represent the Microsoft brand because the company is well known to have trusted experts, and so the calls may sound genuine."
Fraud Awareness Week: Spread the word, because we're all targets now
This week has been 2016 International Fraud Awareness Week. We must educate everyone we know, because we're all targets now.
Facebook privacy settings hoax resurfaces again
"The law already protects you. The privacy declaration in this message is worthless and does not mean anything.”
'Tens of thousands' of contact info released as NZNO falls to Yahoo phishing scam
“We have apologised to our members and have started an investigation into how this happened and are working to prevent this from happening again."
Scammers target IRD customers
"Scammers claiming to be from Inland Revenue are cold calling people to say they are being investigated for tax fraud."
Overseas money laundering scam targeting Kiwis, Police warn
Police are warning the public of a money laundering scam where victims are being asked to move money for offenders via online contact or cold calls.