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Surge in fake delivery websites preying on Christmas shoppers detected
Fri, 22nd Dec 2023
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email security
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cybersecurity
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online shopping
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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digital transformation
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testing
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advanced persistent threat protection
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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data protection
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advanced persistent threat protection
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email security
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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vpn
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phishing
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advanced persistent threat protection
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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cloud services
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cryptocurrency
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blockchain
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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phishing
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email security
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cybersecurity
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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bi
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big data
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edutech
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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email security
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scams
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social media
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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email security
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cybersecurity
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fraud
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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email security
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cios
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scams
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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email security
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cybersecurity
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cios
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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email security
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cybersecurity
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scams
The attacks involve re-directing followers popular channels to one run by cybercriminals or a cybercriminal taking full control of the real channel.
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Kiwi Facebook users concerned about marketplace scams
Wed, 4th Oct 2023
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email security
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cybersecurity
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norton
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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email security
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phishing
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cybersecurity
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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advanced persistent threat protection
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email security
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cybersecurity
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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email security
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casb
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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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email security
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cybersecurity
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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email security
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compliance
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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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phishing
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email security
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cybersecurity
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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email security
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cybersecurity
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scams
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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phishing
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app development
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email security
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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email security
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cybersecurity
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cios
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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email security
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cybersecurity
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scams
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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email security
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phishing
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cybersecurity
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.