Tag: scammers

How hard do you hack back? 
By Juha Saarinen | Sep 16, 2014 | Comment Now 
[Blog post] Taking the offensive could have unintended consequences.
 
LinkedIn scammers locked up 
By Tim Ring | Nov 21, 2013 | Comment Now 
New scam of an attractive woman emerges.
 
Scammers exploit NBA finals 
By Danielle Walker | Jun 20, 2013 | Comment Now 
Malware dribbles through Facebook, Tumblr.
 
Twitter takes action on spammers and scammers 
By Iain Thomson | Mar 10, 2010 | Comment Now 
Company to screen all links for dodgy sites.
 
419 scammers go for underpants bomber 
By Iain Thomson | Jan 15, 2010 | Comment Now 
Beware of emails promising gifts.
 
Australian to lead global consumer protection network 
Aug 28, 2009 | Comment Now 
Cross-border scams targeted.
 
Fake anti-virus downloads put US$10,800 a day into the pockets of scammers 
By Dan Raywood | Mar 23, 2009 | Comment Now 
Cybercriminals are making around US$2 million a year from scams involving fake anti-virus software.
 
FBI warns of vishing threat 
By Iain Thomson | Dec 11, 2008 | Comment Now 
The FBI has issued a warning to companies about scammers spoofing voice over IP (VoIP) calls by exploiting PBX exchanges.
 
YouTube profiles used by scammers 
By Dan Raywood | Sep 26, 2008 | Comment Now 
A scam campaign is using profiles from YouTube to advertise products and services.
 
Chinese scammers launch new offensive  
By Iain Thomson | Sep 8, 2008 | Comment Now 
Chinese scammers are using search engine optimisation (SEO) techniques to subvert company details.
 
Scammers hook up over LinkedIn 
By Robert Jaques | Apr 22, 2008 | Comment Now 
Social networks such as LinkedIn are being exploited by online fraudsters, experts warned today..
 
Email scammers use bogus subpoenas 
By Shaun Nichols | Apr 21, 2008 | Comment Now 
A new targeted phishing attack is attempting to dupe users into downloading malware by sending bogus court subpoenas..
 
Scammers prepare January phishing frenzy 
By Robert Jaques | Jan 10, 2008 | Comment Now 
Consumers are being warned to brace for concerted waves of phishing attacks during the next few weeks.
 
Police warn South Australians of Nigerian scammers 
Nov 23, 2007 | Comment Now 
South Australian Police are warning local residents of a surge in Nigerian scam emails targeting South Australian residents.
 
Scammers target online car buyers, warns ACCC 
Oct 4, 2007 | Comment Now 
Fraudsters are targeting online car buyers with fake car sale advertisements on online classifieds and auction sites warns SCAMwatch the Australian Competition & Consumer ...
 
Sophos: Scammers dropping PDF spam 
By Frank Washkuch | Aug 30, 2007 | Comment Now 
Research suggests that spammers didn't find the results they were looking for during recent PDF spam spikes, according to anti-virus vendor Sophos.
 
Scammers use charity donations to test card numbers 
Jul 17, 2007 | Comment Now 
Watch out for small unauthorised transactions.
 
Scammers dump pump-and-dump spam 
By Robert Jaques | Jun 28, 2007 | Comment Now 
Share price scams fall out of favour with spammers.
 
Operation Spamalot launches  
By Jane Hoskyn | Mar 12, 2007 | Comment Now 
Operation Spamalot gets underway.
 
Porn scammers hit new IE vulnerability 
By Shaun Nichols | Sep 21, 2006 | Comment Now 
Adult sites exploiting VML bug to install malware.
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Who do you trust most to protect your private data?







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Your bank
  38%
 
Your insurance company
  3%
 
A technology company (Google, Facebook et al)
  7%
 
Your telco, ISP or utility
  8%
 
A retailer (Coles, Woolworths et al)
  2%
 
A Federal Government agency (ATO, Centrelink etc)
  20%
 
An Australian law enforcement agency (AFP, ASIO et al)
  15%
 
A State Government agency (Health dept, etc)
  6%
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