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Avast thwarts 10 billion cyber attacks, reveals new threats
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Avast blocks 10 billion cyber threats, highlighting an alarming surge in new threats as cyber attackers find innovative ways to exploit trusted digital mediums.
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Netsafe launches online safety programme for seniors in New Zealand
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Netsafe, a charitable organisation in New Zealand, has launched 'Get Set Up for Safety', a nationwide initiative to equip senior citizens with skills to combat online threats such as fraud and scams.
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Over 40% of UK to shop for Valentine's Day gifts, finds Airtime Rewards
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This Valentine's Day approaches, 42% of UK consumers will buy gifts, 38% will celebrate, and 52% will send cards, indicating potential opportunities for retailers amidst scepticism of the occasion, reveals Airtime Rewards survey.
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Norton's Genie: An AI tool to combat online dating scams
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Norton unveils Genie, an AI-based scam detection app, to counter increasingly sophisticated romance scams plaguing online dating realms.
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Unseen surge in cyber attacks blocked by Avast in 2023
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Avast blocked 10 billion cyberattacks in 2023, up 49% on the prior year, with cybercriminals deploying sophisticated methods including deepfake scams and exploiting PDF files and Google OAuth to steal user information.
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Bumble launches AI tool Deception Detector to counter fake profiles
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Bumble Inc. unveils AI-powered Deception Detector to combat fake profiles and scams, resulting in a 45% drop in user reports of false accounts in two months.
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Australian firms urged to boost defences ahead of Safer Internet Day
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Ahead of Safer Internet Day, businesses in Australia are urged to fortify their cyber defences as reports reveal record levels of cyber threats, scams and data breaches in 2022.
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Australians lose $3.1bn in 2022 to rising online scams
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Aussies lost around $3.1bn in 2022 due to online scams, warns the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and cloud security firm Akamai.
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Kaspersky warns of elevated child cybersecurity risks in 2024
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Cybersecurity experts at Kaspersky reveal increasing threats to minors in 2024, including AI-generated inappropriate content, cyberattacks on young gamers and malicious app downloads.
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CybeReady debuts QR code 'Quishing' simulation tool for 2024
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In response to the surge in Quishing attacks, cybersecurity firm CybeReady introduces advanced QR Code Phishing Simulations and QR safety-centric 'Awareness Bites' into training platform.
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New Netsafe alliance formed to combat rising cyber fraud
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To combat the rising threat of cyber fraud, a new alliance aims to reinforce consumer safety in banking, cryptocurrency, and telecommunications sectors in NZ.
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McAfee unveils AI tool to defend against deepfake audio at CES 2024
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McAfee Corp unveils Project Mockingbird, an AI-powered technology with a 90% accuracy rate for detecting deepfake audio, at CES 2024, enhancing defences against AI-enabled scams.
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Surge in fake delivery websites preying on Christmas shoppers detected
Fri, 22nd Dec 2023
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Group-IB detects 34% spike in deceptive delivery sites targeting Christmas shoppers, impacting postal brands worldwide.
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ePLDT unveils sovereign cloud infrastructure at PH Digicon
Thu, 21st Dec 2023
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At PH Digicon 2023, ePLDT unveiled the ePLDT Pilipinas Cloud, a platform set to host crucial government data to boost digital transition.
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Small businesses targeted by cyber criminals for data
Thu, 21st Dec 2023
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Crime groups will increasingly sell access to breached smaller businesses so attackers can scam consumers. .
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Aussies risk cybersecurity threats during summer holidays
Fri, 15th Dec 2023
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Fraudulent agents and fake hotel websites pose heightened cyber threats for Australians during summer holiday planning, Norton survey reveals.
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AI to customise cyber threats, predicts cybersecurity firm Gen
Fri, 8th Dec 2023
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Gen predicts AI will customise and escalate cyber threats by 2024, making cybersecurity a daily life necessity.
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KnowBe4 offers top cybersecurity tips for a safe 2023 holiday season
Tue, 28th Nov 2023
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In response to rising cybercrime, KnowBe4 has shared its primary cybersecurity advice for the 2023 festive season.
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Rising global fraud awareness signals need for stronger protection measures
Tue, 14th Nov 2023
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An SAS consumer fraud study indicates higher global fraud awareness, urging robust protective measures against evolving scam tactics.
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AI technologies heighten risk of Black Friday scams in Australia
Mon, 13th Nov 2023
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Rise in AI technologies boosts Black Friday scam risk in Australia, with losses to fraud hitting $3.1bn in 2020.
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CBA expands anti-scam technologies nationwide in Australia
Mon, 30th Oct 2023
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Commonwealth Bank of Australia is taking a bold step in the fight against scams with innovative technologies in a partnership with Quantium Telstra.
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Serious implications resulting from SIM card duplication
Thu, 12th Oct 2023
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Sophisticated cyber criminals are beginning to incorporate SIM swapping techniques into their campaigns, according to Entelgy Innotec Security.
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National Cybersecurity Week: Cyber awareness for non-tech savvy
Wed, 11th Oct 2023
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National Cybersecurity Week highlights the need to boost cyber awareness, especially for the non-tech savvy group.
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Rapid increase in YouTube stream-jacking attacks – report
Wed, 11th Oct 2023
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The attacks involve re-directing followers popular channels to one run by cybercriminals or a cybercriminal taking full control of the real channel.