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NZ telco industry's two golden rules for avoiding phone scams
“If something doesn’t feel right it probably isn’t. Hang up and report the call to your phone provider.”
COVID-related email subjects biggest threat in phishing scams
Coronavirus-related email subjects remain the biggest threat in phishing scams, a new study has found.
Phishing scam imitates SharePoint & OneNote for nefarious clicks
Sophos researchers say that the attackers take a slightly different approach to the standard ‘fake login’ phishing email.
CERT NZ: Kiwis lose $7.8m to cyber attacks; incident reports soar
“The increase on reporting and reduction in financial loss could mean that New Zealanders are developing a heightened awareness of cybersecurity threats as we’ve become more dependent on digital services.”
Microsoft warns of huge email phishing scam
The phishing campaign installs NetSupport Manager remote admin tool to take over and execute commands.
MailGuard intercepts sinister cybercrime emails notifying users of COVID-19 “relief payment”
Cyber criminals have sent out a series of malicious emails attempting to manipulate users suffering from financial turmoil and difficulties triggered by the COVID-19 crisis.
What will stop COVID-19 cyber attacks? Technology and education
As threats increase during the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses need to be focused on implementing technological solutions and investing in employee education to achieve basic security hygiene.
Vodafone warns customers as online scams increase due to COVID-19
Vodafone New Zealand is urging its customers to be more vigilant on digital channels.
Kiwis need to prioritise online security during Black Friday sales
"Although fake sites and scams have become more sophisticated over time, it’s not that hard to protect yourself."
Stairway to hell: Scams, ransomware, and $6.5m gone from Kiwis' pockets
In just a three month period this year, New Zealanders reported more than 1000 cybersecurity incidents and financial losses of $6.5 million to CERT NZ.
Aged between 35-44? You're a prime target for scammers
It’s a common thought that the elderly are most likely to get scammed, but BNZ says it’s also busy parents who are finding themselves on the receiving end too.
Too quick to click: New Zealanders falling for phishing emails
New insights from CCL reveal that a significant amount of New Zealanders are still falling for phishing email scams, due in part to impulsive email behaviour.
Small businesses unprepared for the latest wave of scams - Westpac
A report found small businesses are paying a hefty price to scammers; on average losing $38,845 and recovering much less than half.
BNZ encourages Kiwis to get scam savvy
New Zealanders are being caught out more than ever before – but at the same time there’s a serious effort going on to raise awareness about the issue.
IRD warning customers of new email scam over tax refunds
“We’ve received more than 900 reports over the weekend. It looks like the real thing but has some tell-tale mistakes that people can use to tell it’s a scam."
FaceApp: Pro version scams, privacy concerns
Along with the viral potential of its popular filters, FaceApp has of late, generated a huge wave of media attention amid concerns about online privacy.
Scam warning: Fake Google reviews and business listings targeting the vulnerable
"Essentially people are doing this because people are easy to scam when they are anxious, desperate or in trouble."
CERT NZ report: Unauthorised account access a growing problem
New Zealanders reported direct financial losses of $1.7 million. While that is still a substantial loss, the figure is a 71% drop from the previous quarter.
Spark protects seniors from scammers with new home phone
Nuisance-call blocking landline gives peace of mind around scam calls and new postpaid mobile plans designed specifically for over-65s.
NBN scams conning Australians out of $110,000 every month
People aged over 65 are particularly vulnerable, making the most reports and losing more than $330,000 this year. That’s more than 60% of the current losses.
IRD shuts down fraudulent direct debit scam
“We’re working with the police and banks to investigate further and anyone who has been left out of pocket will be reimbursed."
Scams rampant on dating websites and apps
Romance scams are popular because they prey on vulnerable people looking for love, and the victims want to believe what they are reading and seeing, which causes them to forget basic protection from scams."
Fake apps on Google Play scamming users out of cryptocurrency
Fake cryptocurrency apps on Google Play have been discovered to be phishing and scamming users out of cryptocurrency, according to a new report from ESET.
Scammers targeting more countries in sextortion scam - ESET
The attacker in the email claims they have hacked the intended victim's device, and have recorded the person while watching pornographic content.