Phishing

Beware of Woolworths Gift Card Scams

DON’T BE FOOLED by a recent email scam offering Woolworth’s customers a $2000 gift card. On the night of Sunday, 6 August, a processing error was made by Cuscal (a payment processor widely used by banks credit unions and card issuers) and some incorrect withdrawals were made on accounts belonging to clients and customers of […]

date:  Sep 14, 2017 comments:  0
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Retail Industry Threatened by Phishing

Case Study: Retail Industry Threatened by… Phishing

Phishing remains one of the biggest cyber-threat criminals are using in order to access a company’s most valuable assets – their clients. Black hats continue to send phishing campaigns to steal consumers details and this rings especially true for the retail industry. Spear phishing (or CEO impersonation) is another popular tactic amongst hackers: by targeting […]

date:  Aug 31, 2017 comments:  0
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Chrome Extension Hijacking

Chrome Extension Hijacking – How Did It Happen?

On multiple occasions in recent weeks, Chrome browser extension developers lost control of their code, when hackers infiltrated the Google Chrome Web Store used to deploy updates to users. Two of these recent hijackings occurred to the creator of the extension called ‘Web Developer’ (which adds a toolbar of web development tools to Chrome) and […]

date:  Aug 30, 2017 comments:  0
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Phishing for Influence: When Hackers Meddle in Politics

Phishing for Influence: When Hackers Meddle in Politics

Every computer, whether used for personal or business reasons is susceptible to attacks from cyber-criminals. Political, personal and financial fraud are the three main reasons for these attacks. In the recent weeks, the French election has been the latest to enter political hack news, joining the United States, Germany and Norway who have all made […]

date:  May 11, 2017 comments:  1
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Data Breaches: Protect Your Business!

Businesses, as well as users, are at risk of data breaches. To achieve identity theft or launch spear phishing campaigns, cyber-criminals target businesses, companies and even governments that are dealing with large amounts of precious and critical personal information. Hardly a week goes by without the report of a new massive data breach, impacting thousands […]

date:  Jan 11, 2017 comments:  0
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“Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Phishing!” – Part 2

Mobile Shoppers, Beware of Mobile Treats! Today, our society is more Internet-connected than ever before: millions of sales are now done from a smartphone or tablet, and it’s especially true for holiday shopping. The amount of mobile shopping and transactions increases every year, with active buyers turning to their smartphones for their day-to-day shopping. Anyone […]

date:  Dec 21, 2016 comments:  0
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“Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Phishing!” – Part 1

The holiday season is here again! Millions of people around the world are increasing their spending and scouring the internet for the best deals they can find. As sales increase worldwide, retailers and financial institutions are put at further risk as cyber-criminals are busy sending more phishing attacks than any other time throughout the year. […]

date:  Dec 14, 2016 comments:  0
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Risky Celebrity Searches: Avoid Hackers’ Traps!

We all love finding out the latest celebrity gossip, but did you know that doing a simple Google search for your favourite celebrity can put your PC in harm’s way? Every year Intel Security publishes its McAfee Most Dangerous Celebrities™ report. 2016 marks the 10th edition of the report and it lists Aussie gals Rebel […]

date:  Oct 19, 2016 comments:  0
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