scams

After major bust, Australia dubbed a 'testing ground' for phone security scams

After major bust, Australia dubbed a 'testing ground' for phone security scams

Authorities freeze thousands of dollars in assets, seize domains and block phone numbers.
Oct 4 2012 2:50AM
The Twelve Scams of Christmas

The Twelve Scams of Christmas

While it's not the easiest to sing along to, keeping this handy could save you some pain...
Dec 20 2010 9:30AM
Trend Micro warns of 419-style World Cup scams

Trend Micro warns of 419-style World Cup scams

Latest spam runs looking to fool unsuspecting fans.
May 27 2010 9:47AM
Security firms warn of iPad scams

Security firms warn of iPad scams

Crooks looking to cash in on tablet hype.
Feb 1 2010 12:12PM
NSW Police charge six over EFTPOS skimming

NSW Police charge six over EFTPOS skimming

Banking group welcomes arrests.
Jan 20 2010 2:29PM
Google names and shames sites that prey on users

Google names and shames sites that prey on users

Scams use Google brand to lure victims.
Dec 9 2009 6:55AM
Consumer agencies launch "international internet sweep"

Consumer agencies launch "international internet sweep"

...armed only with the humble search engine.
Sep 23 2009 12:08AM
Authorities shut down Real Host

Authorities shut down Real Host

Latvian hosting firm had been tied to botnets, phishing scams.
Aug 7 2009 3:16PM
"Silver surfers" targeted in web scams

"Silver surfers" targeted in web scams

Call for mass media education campaign.
Jul 20 2009 10:38AM
Twitter hit with rogue anti-virus scams

Twitter hit with rogue anti-virus scams

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 computer offers for a rogue security application.
Jun 3 2009 11:06AM
Be careful what you search for...

Be careful what you search for...

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.
Apr 15 2009 5:23PM
MySpace deploys Cloudmark tech to protect users against malicious messages

MySpace deploys Cloudmark tech to protect users against malicious messages

MySpace has taken active steps to protect its users against malicious attacks.
Mar 10 2009 11:01AM
Authorities urged to step up scareware crackdown

Authorities urged to step up scareware crackdown

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.
Dec 18 2008 6:34AM
Nigerian 419 scams now hitting Paypal

Nigerian 419 scams now hitting Paypal

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.
Nov 28 2008 11:06AM
Yahoo and Microsoft take aim at lottery scams

Yahoo and Microsoft take aim at lottery scams

Yahoo and Microsoft are teaming up in an effort to stop lottery email scams.
Oct 30 2008 9:31AM
Web braces for wave of hurricane scams

Web braces for wave of hurricane scams

Security experts are warning users of a high risk of phishing operations connected to Hurricane Gustav.
Sep 3 2008 11:34AM
Text message scams for Asian donations

Text message scams for Asian donations

The recent natural disasters in China and Myanmar have led to scams to steal money intended for donations.
May 20 2008 1:43PM
ACCC new release: 'The Little Black Book of Scams'

ACCC new release: 'The Little Black Book of Scams'

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 Australian consumers and businesses in areas such as online, over the phone and door-to-door.
Feb 25 2008 2:56PM
Get ready for phishing scams that play on holiday purchases

Get ready for phishing scams that play on holiday purchases

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.
Jan 14 2008 2:53PM
Email lottery scams reaping rich rewards

Email lottery scams reaping rich rewards

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, Denmark, the UK and The Netherlands..
Dec 21 2007 6:59AM

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