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Kiwi Facebook users concerned about marketplace scams
More than half of Kiwi Facebook users are concerned about being scammed on social media marketplaces, according to Norton.
Check Point discovers new phishing scam on Dropbox
A new attack using Dropbox for phishing has been discovered, with 5,440 attacks observed in the first two weeks of September.
Norton launches all-in-one cybersecurity solution for NZ small businesses
Norton unveils cybersecurity service, Norton Small Business, designed to protect NZ's small firms from online attacks.
McAfee launches new tool to fight AI-generated scams
McAfee launches AI-powered Scam Protection to combat the rising threat of sophisticated cyber scams, using AI to outsmart criminals.
Scams and phishing make up most online scams in 2023
With the growth of artificial intelligence such as ChatGPT, cybercriminals now have added support in creating sophisticated scams.
7 in 10 Australians fearful of online risks - report
Almost half of Australians (47%) have been targeted by online scams, with 49% knowing someone who has, according to a survey by Real Insurance and CoreData.
Cyber threat risks reach three-year high – Avast
Avast telemetry shows phishing and scams focused on human manipulation account for over 75% of all desktop detections.
Scam reports surge by nearly 50% in first half of 2023
The use of conversational tools demonstrates how threat actors are beginning to match their ingenuity with new-found precision and patience.
Norton unveils its new real-time AI-powered scam detector
Norton has released Norton Genie, a real-time AI-powered scam detector, to provide an efficient and free way to check if texts, emails and websites are scams.
Meta, Netsafe, Consumer NZ launch scams detection tool
Five digital organisation’s including Meta and Netsafe are launching a detection tool to stop New Zealanders from being scammed.
Scammers luring Kiwis in with Google Adwords, social media
Scammers are not just calling or emailing Kiwis 'out of the blue' anymore; they are waiting in ambush with highly sophisticated schemes.
Norton unveils phishing dictionary to identify scams
Phictionary throws the spotlight on some of the most common phishing attacks detected and blocked by Norton to help people spot the tell-tale signs of scams.
Deepfake scams, new attack techniques on the rise
With Australians falling victim to scammers with $3.1 billion lost in 2022 alone, it has never been more important to foster a safe IT environment.
Criminals preying on generosity to steal donations: Avast
Avast researchers have identified a video campaign from an organisation claiming to be collecting money for sick children, which are actually scam sites.
66% of scammed Australians unlikely to report them
Online shopping scams are often a little different. It involves criminals creating a mimic of ghost shopping sites to rip off unsuspecting shoppers.
High-Profile Attacks Improve Cyber Hygiene—But Not Enough
87% of Australian workers have improved their cyber hygiene, but threats remain, with fake logistics companies the most common source of scams.
Lumen and KnowBe4 partner to educate cybersecurity awareness
Lumen Technologies has partnered with KnowBe4 to help Asia Pacific organisations expand cyber awareness and build an end-to-end security culture.
Australians hit hard by online scams and fraud this year
The Government has boosted its funding to combat online scams and fraud, as Australians have now lost almost AUD $200 million to scammers this year alone.
Malicious HTML attachments a popular cyber threat: Barracuda
Barracuda Networks has highlighted how cybercriminals leverage HTML as an attack technique in phishing, credential theft, and malware delivery.
Fake ChatGPT extension stealing victims' account details
Scammers are exploiting the rise of generative AI, particularly ChatGPT, to trick users into sharing sensitive information or downloading malware.
Helping to win the battle to curb SMS and voice fraud
Australians lost over $2 Billion to scams in 2021, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
Deepfake and AI 101: Twelve tips to spot a deepfake
Deepfake technology can be used maliciously or with unethical intent, and this means deepfakes are a potentially dangerous tool.
Avast uncovers new scam scaring employees into paying big
New scam impersonating ransomware gangs threatens to sell stolen company data if employees don't respond, warns Avast.
New phishing method leveraging iCloud, PayPal, Google Docs
Phishing attacks are evolving as hackers use legitimate services like PayPal and Google Docs to infiltrate inboxes, warns Avanan.