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Breaking: Fake ATO email distributes malware on enormous scale

Tens of thousands of Australians are at risk of downloading a virus with a single click thanks to a malware spam email designed to impersonate the ATO.... Read More

Study: Only 1% of Aus companies “very confident” about ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Apr 24, 2017

 Only one percent of Australia’s top 100 companies feel “very confident” about being safe from cyber attacks, a new survey has found.

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25% of staff are playing inbox roulette – and ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Apr 24, 2017

 Email has quickly become an integral part of people’s lives. But it's fast becoming expensive (and no, I don’t mean the daily flood of offers from your favourite shops).

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Stolen ID possible in elaborate government email scam

By Jaclyn McRae on Apr 19, 2017

A stolen ID may have been used to set up an elaborate ASIC email scam designed to infect victims’ systems with malware.

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Near-perfect myGov clone aims to harvest credit card ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Apr 12, 2017

 Scammers have set up a near-perfect clone of the myGov website in order to dupe victims into sharing their password and credit card details.

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Don’t click: Bogus MYOB invoice hides malware

By Jaclyn McRae on Apr 10, 2017

 A huge batch of malicious emails designed to impersonate accounting giant MYOB is hitting inboxes this morning, posing a risk to those curious enough to view the attachment.

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Breaking: Fraud receipt contains dangerous attachment

By Jaclyn McRae on Apr 7, 2017

 A fake receipt being distributed in bulk this afternoon is hiding a malicious attachment.

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Think cybersecurity isn’t your problem? Here's why ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Apr 4, 2017

Email fraud, attacks, shutdowns, disruptions. They’re increasingly common occurrences, often with surprisingly innocuous beginnings.

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Why CFOs are the new honeypot for cybercriminals

By Jaclyn McRae on Mar 21, 2017

Less than 60 seconds. That’s all it takes for someone in a faraway place to infiltrate your system and raid your data, should you click the wrong email link.

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Phishing scams are becoming ever more sophisticated – ...

By Emma Williams and Debi Ashenden on Mar 16, 2017

 Companies are bombarded with phishing scams every day.

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Alert: Ransomware hidden in fake ASIC renewal notice

By Jaclyn McRae on Mar 6, 2017

 Australians have been warned to avoid clicking a malicious email purporting to be from ASIC.

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Pay $1.04 or else: Bizarre scam attempt aims to pique ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Feb 22, 2017

 Received a strange parking fine in your inbox this morning?

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Breaking: Don’t click high-risk ATO scam email

By Jaclyn McRae on Feb 20, 2017

A huge run of fake ATO emails is putting computers at risk.

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Alphabet trick helps fake Apple email evade detection

By Jaclyn McRae on Feb 17, 2017

A new Apple phishing scam tries to trick people into handing over their log-in information using a font-substitution tactic designed to avoid virus software detection.

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Eight astute messages from Data61’s new fintech + ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Feb 2, 2017

 Australian banks are beating US counterparts when it comes to adopting new digital technology including cybersecurity – but there’s still progress to be made, according to a new report.

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High-risk Citibank fraud email puts bank accounts in ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Jan 30, 2017

 Australian customers of Citibank are urged to delete a fraud email being distributed this morning, or risk having their money siphoned.

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