Tag: scams

After major bust, Australia dubbed a 'testing ground' for phone security scams  
By Darren Pauli | Oct 4, 2012 | Comment Now 
Authorities freeze thousands of dollars in assets, seize domains and block phone numbers.
The Twelve Scams of Christmas 
By Rosalyn Page | Dec 20, 2010 | Comment Now 
While it's not the easiest to sing along to, keeping this handy could save you some pain...
Trend Micro warns of 419-style World Cup scams 
By Phil Muncaster | May 27, 2010 | Comment Now 
Latest spam runs looking to fool unsuspecting fans.
Security firms warn of iPad scams 
By Shaun Nichols | Feb 1, 2010 | Comment Now 
Crooks looking to cash in on tablet hype.
NSW Police charge six over EFTPOS skimming 
By Ry Crozier | Jan 20, 2010 | Comment Now 
Banking group welcomes arrests.
Google names and shames sites that prey on users 
By Rosalie Marshall | Dec 9, 2009 | Comment Now 
Scams use Google brand to lure victims.
Consumer agencies launch "international internet sweep" 
By Ben Grubb | Sep 23, 2009 | Comment Now 
...armed only with the humble search engine.
Authorities shut down Real Host 
By Shaun Nichols | Aug 7, 2009 | Comment Now 
Latvian hosting firm had been tied to botnets, phishing scams.
"Silver surfers" targeted in web scams 
By Brett Winterford | Jul 20, 2009 | Comment Now 
Call for mass media education campaign.
Twitter hit with rogue anti-virus scams 
By Greg Masters | Jun 3, 2009 | Comment Now 
Users of popular blogging platform Twitter fell victim this past week to a scareware scam in which they were offered a "Best Video," but by clicking through, invited onto their ...
Be careful what you search for... 
By Bradley Antsis | Apr 15, 2009 | Comment Now 
Like any owner of a website, criminals are interested in directing as much traffic as possible to their pages in order to distribute content and increase potential profits.
MySpace deploys Cloudmark tech to protect users against malicious messages 
Mar 10, 2009 | Comment Now 
MySpace has taken active steps to protect its users against malicious attacks.
Authorities urged to step up scareware crackdown 
By Phil Muncaster | Dec 18, 2008 | Comment Now 
Law enforcers and regulatory authorities were urged today to crack down even harder on companies selling so-called scareware, or risk these threats increasing through 2009.
Nigerian 419 scams now hitting Paypal 
By Tony Dennis | Nov 28, 2008 | Comment Now 
A variant of the extremely popular Nigerian 419 scam is possible via Paypal, the INQ has discovered. On paper it looks bulletproof but it's still a big con.
Yahoo and Microsoft take aim at lottery scams 
By Shaun Nichols | Oct 30, 2008 | Comment Now 
Yahoo and Microsoft are teaming up in an effort to stop lottery email scams.
Web braces for wave of hurricane scams 
By Shaun Nichols | Sep 3, 2008 | Comment Now 
Security experts are warning users of a high risk of phishing operations connected to Hurricane Gustav.
Text message scams for Asian donations 
By Sue | May 20, 2008 | Comment Now 
The recent natural disasters in China and Myanmar have led to scams to steal money intended for donations.
ACCC new release: 'The Little Black Book of Scams' 
By Negar Salek | Feb 25, 2008 | Comment Now 
The ACCC has released the latest edition of "The little black book of scams", a user friendly guide that draws attention to a wide variety of scams regularly targeting ...
Get ready for phishing scams that play on holiday purchases 
By Dan Kaplan | Jan 14, 2008 | Comment Now 
End-users should brace themselves for a new wave of phishing emails that reference the recipient's holiday credit card spending pattern during the Christmas season.
Email lottery scams reaping rich rewards 
Dec 21, 2007 | Comment Now 
Half of all spam involves lottery scams making them one of the fastest growing areas of cyber-crime, according to research commissioned by Microsoft across Germany, Italy, ...
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