Brandjacking scams: data theft and malware hiding in ...

By Craig McDonald on 19 February 2018 13:10:08 AEDT


In this age of internet-based commerce, all cybercriminals need to do to take control of our company’s finances or steal our data is get us to click on a link. Scammers have come up with some devious tactics to induce their victims into falling for their tricks, and one of the most successful is brandjacking.

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New legislation on cybersecurity - how is your ...

By Craig McDonald on 01 February 2018 09:25:12 AEDT


Cybercrime and data-security are a growing challenge here in Australia. The Australian Government recently published figures estimating that cybercrime costs our economy about
AU$1 billion annually and if the international trends are anything to go by, that figure will be growing rapidly over the next few years.

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Better Cybersecurity - Govt. Guide for Businesspeople

By Emmanuel Marshall on 09 January 2018 16:50:55 AEDT


43% of cybercrime targets smaller businesses; that’s the warning issued in a newly released Australian Government pamphlet.

Published by the ASBFEO (Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman), the pamphlet is titled ‘Get Cyber Secure - Three Quick Steps to Serenity.’ The document is designed to raise awareness of cybercrime and help small businesses achieve better cybersecurity preparedness.

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Social Engineering: Hacking + Psychology = Fraud

By Emmanuel Marshall on 08 January 2018 11:55:41 AEDT


Recently
The Brisbane Times broke a story about cybercriminals who stole millions of dollars from Queensland law firms in December. This story is interesting because the cybercriminals involved didn’t hack into the lawyer's network or infect their computers with a virus - they just sent them an email.

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Uber: Paying-Off Cybercriminals was a Wrong Turn

By Craig McDonald on 06 December 2017 13:24:48 AEDT


The shocking news about Uber’s data breach woes just keeps on coming. After reading Stephen Little’s
Independent article ‘Uber data leak hit 2.7m UK customers’ I felt compelled to break my silence on this issue.

I don’t like to heap criticism on an already embattled company, but the latest revelations about Uber’s unethical behaviour has made them fair game for critique, I think. Uber’s handling of their ongoing cybercrime crisis has landed them in a situation where they are now dealing with a legal battle and a public relations meltdown as well.

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