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5% of Kiwis experienced identity theft in 2021 - report
Norton has found 5% of New Zealanders experienced identity theft in 2021, and 10% have clicked on a fraudulent package notification link in the past 12 months.
The wild west of cryptocurrency fraud & How Kiwis are getting stung
Cryptopia went from launch to managing funds for 1.4 million investors to a significant data breach and its inevitable death - all in just five years.
Check Point Research reveals how hackers run token scams and 'Rug Pull' money - and how to avoid them
Check Point Research has revealed how scammers are altering smart contracts to create fraudulent tokens. They then use methods to "rug pull" money from people with altered smart contracts, leading to money heists.
Older people targeted by ransomware while young adults fall for TikTok scams
New research from Avast has revealed that older and younger generations are being targeted by different online threats based on the primary device that they use to go online.
DHL tops list of companies most impersonated by criminals
Cybercriminals often impersonate brands to gain valuable data, and new research by Check Point Software has found DHL to be the brand most frequently imitated by cybercriminals.
YouTube Shorts a haven for scammers using stolen TikTok videos
Scammers are stealing existing short-form videos from TikTok and reposting them as YouTube Shorts, racking up millions of views and gaining tens of thousands of subscribers, according to new research from Tenable.
Cloudflare Radar releases surprising internet traffic and security statistics in 2021 review
Cybersecurity company Cloudflare Radar has released its 2021 year in review, revealing some surprising statistics on internet traffic and security in Australia and across the globe.
Cybercriminals adopt con-artist tactics to trick unsuspecting Kiwis
Cybercriminals are stepping up their game in New Zealand with a combination of cybercrime strategies and telephone tactics straight out of the con-artists playbook.
Scammers inventing new targeted tools to amplify fraud schemes
Group-IB has uncovered a worldwide scam campaign targeting users in more than 90 countries all around the world.
Scams leave nasty bite & Australians $33m out of pocket in November
Investment scams increased a mild 8% on the previous month but the amount of money lost almost doubled.
How to ensure your business isn't scammed this Christmas
Increased activity this festive season can result in opportunities for fraud as people are distracted and busier than usual, leaving them less time to review all transactions carefully.
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.
Cyber threats escalating as alliances between threat actors grow
Scammers too band together in clans to automate and streamline fraudulent operations.
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.
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.
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.”
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."
New Zealanders unaware of common cyber scams, not taking basic precautions
Despite best intentions, most New Zealanders overlook key steps to protect sensitive data.
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.
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."
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."
Crypto romance scam targeting iPhone users raking in millions
"Attackers are making millions of dollars with this scam," according to Sophos.
Scam Alert: Flubot malware hits New Zealand
The mobile malware infects and steals data from the phones of unsuspecting victims.
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.