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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
ACCC: Beware of Melbourne Cup 'betting scams'

ACCC: Beware of Melbourne Cup 'betting scams'

On the eve of the Melbourne Cup, the ACCC’s SCAMwatch service has warned punters to be aware of expensive gambling prediction software or ‘betting scams’ appearing in time for the nation’s biggest racing day.
Nov 5 2007 12:40PM
eBay most common brand in phishing scams

eBay most common brand in phishing scams

PayPal and eBay are easily the most common brands used in online scams, a PhishTank report reveals.
Oct 12 2007 10:52AM
Phishing scams await Ameritrade breach victims

Phishing scams await Ameritrade breach victims

A mass spear phishing attack could await victims of the recently publicised data breach at discount online broker TD Ameritrade, IT security experts warned.
Sep 20 2007 9:49AM
US surfers losing 'billions of dollars' to phishing scams

US surfers losing 'billions of dollars' to phishing scams

A million US victims lost "billions of dollars" to email phishing scams in the past two years, new research has warned.
Aug 9 2007 3:48PM
Boffins find way to fight spam scams

Boffins find way to fight spam scams

94 percent of spam-advertised online scams are hosted on individual web
servers.
Aug 8 2007 2:00PM
Spam filter targets PDF scams

Spam filter targets PDF scams

Anti-spam firm ClearMyMail has claimed 100 percent protection against PDF spam, as spammers change their tactics in a bid to flood mailboxes.
Jul 31 2007 11:16AM
AusCERT2007: Aussies still being scammed

AusCERT2007: Aussies still being scammed

Queenslanders are forking out around $500,000 a month to Nigerian email scammers.
May 23 2007 3:30PM
Man loses A$38,345 in internet dating scams

Man loses A$38,345 in internet dating scams

Owner of a lonely heart, and an empty wallet.
Apr 20 2007 11:20AM
Virginia Tech massacre may spawn phishing scams

Virginia Tech massacre may spawn phishing scams

Information security experts warned users today to be on the lookout for legitimate-looking websites exploiting Monday's massacre at Virginia Tech.
Apr 19 2007 9:40AM
Paris Hilton images form new .ani attack, replace Britney Spears

Paris Hilton images form new .ani attack, replace Britney Spears

The same group of hackers who last week promised nude photographs of Britney Spears is now believed to be mass spamming messages that contain a clickable image of porn star Jenna Jameson.
Apr 13 2007 9:31AM
Experts: Pump & dump scams target European companies

Experts: Pump & dump scams target European companies

Fraudsters are targeting European companies in "pump and dump" scams for the first time, according to security firm Sophos.
Mar 30 2007 9:52AM
US halts trading of 35 stocks for pump-and-dump spam scams

US halts trading of 35 stocks for pump-and-dump spam scams

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today halted trading on shares of 35 companies believed to be involved in recent pump-and-dump spam campaigns.
Mar 9 2007 10:43AM
Phishing scam uses other phishing scams to steal personal information

Phishing scam uses other phishing scams to steal personal information

Phishers are using a new bait to lure in victims - other phishing attacks.
Mar 8 2007 12:03AM
New death-threat phishing scams target professionals

New death-threat phishing scams target professionals

Spamming scammers claiming to be contract killers have hit unsuspecting email users with a new con trick, security experts warned this week.
Jan 12 2007 5:53PM
Phishing scams using FFIEC deadline to dupe financial customers

Phishing scams using FFIEC deadline to dupe financial customers

CSOs and governance officers aren't the only ones studying up on compliance regulations. Phishers are also getting governance-savvy, sending bogus emails that pretend to bring customers in line with new guidelines for financial organisations.
Nov 29 2006 9:31AM

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