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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

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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Fake AGL ransomware invoice strikes again

By Jaclyn McRae on Oct 14, 2016

 A new version of a phishing email impersonating energy giant AGL, and containing dangerous ransomware, is again hitting Australian inboxes.

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No surprises as spear-phishing and ransomware lead ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Oct 12, 2016

 Spear-phishing and ransomware are the most common cyber techniques used to exploit Australians, a new cybercrime threat report has revealed.

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Cybersecurity experts converge on Melbourne: 10 things ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Oct 11, 2016

 Some of the world’s top cybersecurity experts gathered in Melbourne this week for the Australian Internet Governance Forum.

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Why cybersecurity deserves a spot on the board

By Jaclyn McRae on Oct 5, 2016

The mammoth risks posed by a cybersecurity breach means leaders need to tackle the growing threat at board level, according to Australia’s Prime Minister.

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Ten vital messages from PM Malcolm Turnbull’s US ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Oct 3, 2016

 Australian expertise can help solve global cybersecurity headaches, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has told a US cybersecurity forum.

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Outmarketing the marketers: Why cybercriminals are ...

By Craig McDonald on Aug 1, 2016

There are many similarities between marketers and cybercriminals: the need for clickthrough, high engagement rates, an effective ROI, reaching the right audience. The list goes on.

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Whaling, CEO Fraud, Business Email Compromise… ...

By Annamaria Montagnese on Jul 15, 2016

The attacks can take many names, from CEO Fraud, to Whaling and Business Email Compromise. Whichever name you choose, spear phishing attacks impersonating influential executives continue to be a big problem for businesses of all sizes.

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CyberCrime Network Behind AGL Targets Australia Post ...

By Annamaria Montagnese on Jul 11, 2016

In a new email scam breaking early Monday, the same cybercrime network behind the recent AGL attacks appear to have moved their focus to Australia Post. The email claims that a package was unable to be delivered because nobody was home, and asks recipients to click a link.

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