SecurityBrief Asia logo
Asia's leading source of cybersecurity and cyber-attack news

Scams news stories - Page 2

Story image
Malware
Flubot malware, botnets, phishing round out top security issues plaguing Kiwis in Q3
Malware and scams continue to plague thousands of New Zealanders, laying $3.3 million to waste in just three months.
Story image
Ransomware
Cyber threats escalating as alliances between threat actors grow
Scammers too band together in clans to automate and streamline fraudulent operations.
Story image
Phishing
The most wonderful time of the year - for cybercriminals
For cybercriminals, it is the season to scam millions of dollars from unsuspecting people and companies. 
Story image
Phishing
Shoppers warned against scams ahead of Black Friday, holiday shopping season
Almost a fifth of New Zealanders have experienced a scamming event when shopping online.
Story image
CERT NZ
It's Fraud Awareness Week: How you can steer clear of scams and fraud
"If you control the amount of information you release, you can reduce the chance of someone stealing your identity.”
Story image
Cryptocurrency
Scammers using Google Ads to steal $500k of cryptocurrency
"What’s most alarming is that multiple scammer groups are bidding for keywords on Google Ads, which is likely a signal of the success."
Story image
Data Protection
New Zealanders unaware of common cyber scams, not taking basic precautions
Despite best intentions, most New Zealanders overlook key steps to protect sensitive data.
Story image
SMS
Global SMS scam uncovered on Google Play Store, promoted on Tik Tok and Instagram
More than 150 premium SMS scam applications have been discovered as part of a campaign dubbed “UltimaSMS” using Instagram and Tik Tok.
Story image
Phishing
Tech support scams are the number 1 phishing threat - report
“Tech support scams are effective because they prey on fear, uncertainty and doubt to trick recipients into believing they face a dire cybersecurity threat."
Story image
Phishing
COVID-19: Proof of vaccination phishing scam hits the web
“Throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen cybercriminals leverage COVID-19-related trends as lures in their phishing campaigns."
Story image
Scams
Crypto romance scam targeting iPhone users raking in millions
"Attackers are making millions of dollars with this scam," according to Sophos.
Story image
Malware
Scam Alert: Flubot malware hits New Zealand
The mobile malware infects and steals data from the phones of unsuspecting victims.
Story image
Scams
Are banks, social media and telcos to blame for scam explosion?
Consumers think banks, retailers and mobile operators need to do more to protect them and their personal information from fraudsters.
Story image
CERT NZ
Ransomware, crypto scams & brute-forced passwords: Highlights from CERT NZ's Q2 report
The number of cybersecurity incidents in the second quarter of 2021 has risen to more than 1,350, accounting for $3.9 million in direct financial losses.
Story image
Avast
New Zealanders are exposing themselves to cybercrime, study shows
According to Avast, many New Zealanders are exposing themselves to unnecessary online risks and cyber threats through careless digital practices.
Story image
Cloud
DDoS attacks plateau in second quarter - Kaspersky
Scammers have been looking for ways to amplify DDoS attacks.
Story image
Olympic Games
Ready, set, scam: Cybercriminals targeting Olympic Games fans
Olympic-related phishing websites are designed to steal users credentials.
Story image
Phishing
Tech support scams among top phishing attacks
These scams are specifically designed to trick unsuspecting consumers to share personal information or engage in behaviour that puts their privacy at risk.
Story image
Online dating
Online dating users doxed as personal data exposed
"You might find the love of your life online but unfortunately, there are also bots and fraudsters looking for prey on dating platforms."online
Story image
Scams
Tech support scams remain a global threat - Microsoft
Tactics used by fraudsters to victimise users online have evolved over time, from pure cold calling to more sophisticated ploys.
Story image
Scams
Scam messages on the rise, organisations must take action
"Organisations need to re-evaluate the communications channels they use to interact with customers to better establish trust. With fraudsters monopolising open channels such as SMS and email, these channels cannot be relied upon."
Story image
Ransomware
Phishing remains number one threat to cyber safety, while stalkerware, gaming attacks are on the rise
The top scams related to the pandemic, including vaccine-oriented, financial relief, and tech support scams.
Story image
Cloud
Scams number one online crime
“Today scam is more than just solitary fraudulent web pages, it’s an entire industry with advanced technologies under the hood."
Story image
Phishing
Surge of SMS scams impersonating meal kit delivery companies
Tessien has found a growing trend of SMS scams impersonating meal kit delivery companies.