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Kiwi Facebook users concerned about marketplace scams
Wed, 4th Oct 2023
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More than half of Kiwi Facebook users are concerned about being scammed on social media marketplaces, according to Norton.
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Check Point discovers new phishing scam on Dropbox
Wed, 4th Oct 2023
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A new attack using Dropbox for phishing has been discovered, with 5,440 attacks observed in the first two weeks of September.
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Norton launches all-in-one cybersecurity solution for NZ small businesses
Thu, 28th Sep 2023
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Norton unveils cybersecurity service, Norton Small Business, designed to protect NZ's small firms from online attacks.
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McAfee launches new tool to fight AI-generated scams
Wed, 27th Sep 2023
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McAfee launches AI-powered Scam Protection to combat the rising threat of sophisticated cyber scams, using AI to outsmart criminals.
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Scams and phishing make up most online scams in 2023
Fri, 22nd Sep 2023
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With the growth of artificial intelligence such as ChatGPT, cybercriminals now have added support in creating sophisticated scams.
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7 in 10 Australians fearful of online risks - report
Thu, 24th Aug 2023
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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.
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Cyber threat risks reach three-year high – Avast
Wed, 16th Aug 2023
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Avast telemetry shows phishing and scams focused on human manipulation account for over 75% of all desktop detections.
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Scam reports surge by nearly 50% in first half of 2023
Thu, 10th Aug 2023
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The use of conversational tools demonstrates how threat actors are beginning to match their ingenuity with new-found precision and patience.
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Norton unveils its new real-time AI-powered scam detector
Tue, 1st Aug 2023
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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.
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Meta, Netsafe, Consumer NZ launch scams detection tool
Fri, 28th Jul 2023
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Five digital organisation’s including Meta and Netsafe are launching a detection tool to stop New Zealanders from being scammed.
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Scammers luring Kiwis in with Google Adwords, social media
Mon, 24th Jul 2023
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Scammers are not just calling or emailing Kiwis 'out of the blue' anymore; they are waiting in ambush with highly sophisticated schemes.
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Norton unveils phishing dictionary to identify scams
Fri, 14th Jul 2023
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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.
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Deepfake scams, new attack techniques on the rise
Wed, 12th Jul 2023
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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.
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Criminals preying on generosity to steal donations: Avast
Fri, 7th Jul 2023
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Avast researchers have identified a video campaign from an organisation claiming to be collecting money for sick children, which are actually scam sites.
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66% of scammed Australians unlikely to report them
Thu, 22nd Jun 2023
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Online shopping scams are often a little different. It involves criminals creating a mimic of ghost shopping sites to rip off unsuspecting shoppers.
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High-Profile Attacks Improve Cyber Hygiene—But Not Enough
Mon, 19th Jun 2023
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87% of Australian workers have improved their cyber hygiene, but threats remain, with fake logistics companies the most common source of scams.
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Lumen and KnowBe4 partner to educate cybersecurity awareness
Thu, 8th Jun 2023
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Lumen Technologies has partnered with KnowBe4 to help Asia Pacific organisations expand cyber awareness and build an end-to-end security culture.
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Australians hit hard by online scams and fraud this year
Wed, 17th May 2023
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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.
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Malicious HTML attachments a popular cyber threat: Barracuda
Fri, 5th May 2023
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Barracuda Networks has highlighted how cybercriminals leverage HTML as an attack technique in phishing, credential theft, and malware delivery.
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Fake ChatGPT extension stealing victims' account details
Wed, 3rd May 2023
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Scammers are exploiting the rise of generative AI, particularly ChatGPT, to trick users into sharing sensitive information or downloading malware.
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Helping to win the battle to curb SMS and voice fraud
Tue, 2nd May 2023
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Australians lost over $2 Billion to scams in 2021, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
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Deepfake and AI 101: Twelve tips to spot a deepfake
Mon, 1st May 2023
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Deepfake technology can be used maliciously or with unethical intent, and this means deepfakes are a potentially dangerous tool.
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Avast uncovers new scam scaring employees into paying big
Thu, 20th Apr 2023
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New scam impersonating ransomware gangs threatens to sell stolen company data if employees don't respond, warns Avast.
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New phishing method leveraging iCloud, PayPal, Google Docs
Tue, 28th Mar 2023
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Phishing attacks are evolving as hackers use legitimate services like PayPal and Google Docs to infiltrate inboxes, warns Avanan.