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Telstra blocks over 225 million scam text messages since April
Telstra's SMS scam filters has continued to block millions of scam messages, with a staggering 225 million blocked since April this year.
Bitdefender urges caution when dealing with holiday spam
Bitdefender Labs is warning people to be aware during the festive season due to a significant increase in spam scams.
Cyber criminals to ramp up activity over holidays
"Sadly, cyber criminals don’t take a vacation and in fact ramp up their activity in an effort to play the Grinch."
Norton reveals info and advice on the latest WhatsApp breach
New reports have indicated a WhatsApp personal data breach may have affected up to 1.8 million Kiwis.
Lookout finds predatory behaviour on 300 loan apps
Lookout has discovered almost 300 loan apps that exhibit predatory behaviour, such as exfiltrating excessive user data from mobile devices and harassing borrowers for repayment.
Christmas a special time for cyber criminals - Check Point
Check Point Software has released a statement to raise awareness among online gift shoppers to be cautious at all times and take the necessary precautions.
Bitdefender launches chat protection solution to put a halt to scams
Bitdefender Chat Protection immediately alerts users if malicious links are received or sent during live sessions over the world's most popular chat applications.
Norton study highlights Kiwi's risky eCommerce behaviours
Nearly a quarter of New Zealanders (22%) surveyed said they tend to take more risks when online shopping during the holiday season than other times of the year.
Scammers most likely to impersonate DHL – phishing report
“Phishing is the most common type of social engineering, which is a general term describing attempts to manipulate or trick users."
Crypto giveaway scams continue to soar, according to report
There's been a fivefold increase in the number of domains used for crypto giveaway scams that involve fake YouTube streams in the first half of 2022.
Commission cracks down on sales practices that mislead online shoppers
The Commerce Commission has issued a formal warning to online gift-box retailer, Occasion Box, for making false and unsubstantiated claims.
Asia’s data privacy landscape is ‘coming of age’ – how can businesses cope?
Identity theft and online fraud are becoming more prevalent than ever. A recent IBM study revealed that stolen or compromised credentials were responsible for 19% of data breaches this year.
3 in 5 New Zealanders report spike in attempted scams
More than a third (35%) of New Zealanders encounter scams on a weekly basis, according to research commissioned by Avast.
Crypto crime: Illicit activity falls with rest of market
Cryptocurrency scams, which typically present themselves as passive crypto investing opportunities, are less enticing to potential victims.
HelpSystems shines light on impact of response-based threats
Response-based attacks targeting corporate inboxes have climbed to their highest volume since 2020, representing 41% of all email-based scams.
Can biometrics help? 123% increase in Gen Zs scammed online
In the three years leading up to 2022, the number of Gen Zs who fell victim to online scams rose by 123%, according to Ping Identity.
Classiscam threat expands to target leading platforms in Singapore
Researchers at Group-IB have uncovered that Classiscam, a sophisticated scam-as-a-service operation, has expanded to Singapore.
Big business in cryptocurrencies and cybercrime
As of June this year, about a quarter (26%) of Australians considered cryptocurrency as a good investment, and over 36% have at one point considered buying cryptocurrency as an investment.
Norton research finds NZ threat landscape diversifying on social media
Norton's quarterly report has highlighted the seriousness of the threat landscape in New Zealand.
Australians lose $300 million to scams in first half of 2022
The total losses from January to June 2022 have more than doubled compared to the first half of 2021, where Australians lost a combined $139 million.
Nvidia joins the list of brands favoured by fraudsters
“Crypto scams that involve images of celebrities, or power brands, have become trendy. We’ve witnessed campaigns with Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Pavel Durov."
Akamai research finds PayPal security measures utilised in new phishing scam
New research from Akamai has found that a new threat actor is parasitising benign WordPress sites to execute an extensive PayPal phishing scam.
The forgotten security measures in Australia’s rush to the cloud
With the ability to complete their jobs in a variety of locations and across devices, Australia’s employees have unlocked a raft of previously unconsidered conveniences.
Fraud costs increase more than 10% over pre-pandemic levels
"We are seeing a high volume of fraud attempts following a continued shift towards digital channels spurred by the pandemic."