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Google’s anti-phishing quiz makes it easier to keep yourself safe online

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Google’s anti-phishing quiz makes it easier to keep yourself safe online

As we’ve shifted to an online world, we’ve sadly seen a huge increase in the quantity and sophistication of phishing attacks. Just in case mention of that term had you pondering picking up gumboots and long lines and dreaming of trout, that’s fishing. Totally different thing. Phishing is the term used to describe fraudulent ways to gain access to systems and information, whether that’s your personal details for the purposes of identity theft, or access to your online bank accounts for more traditional stealing activities. Google recently launched a phishing quiz to help everyday web users identify phishing attacks, and...

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Cryptojacking: The Petty Cyber Crime Hiding a Deadly Threat

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Cryptojacking: The Petty Cyber Crime Hiding a Deadly Threat

Submitted by James Slaby  One of the fastest-growing malware threats of the past 18 months affects half of the businesses in the world, and most of them don’t know it. It’s called cryptojacking, an unintended consequence of the booming popularity of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Most victims don’t notice that they’ve been hit by cryptojacking because its adverse effects are relatively inconsequential: it just steals CPU cycles from your computer, as well as the electricity required to power it. Getting hit by ransomware -- a similarly-pervasive and fast-growing but much more destructive malware threat -- is like a roundhouse punch to the face: your files...

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Telstra & ATO Scam

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Telstra & ATO Scam

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Warning about tax scams

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Warning about tax scams Tax scams seem to be everywhere at the moment and Scamwatch is warning people not to engage with phone calls or emails they receive threatening arrest or jail over unpaid tax debts.Reports of these scams have jumped significantly during the past month. The scam is timed to coincide with the cut-off date for people needing to have their tax returns submitted to the Australian Tax Office.Most of these scams occur over the phone. People get a call from an aggressive scammer directly or receive a robotic-sounding voice message informing them they need to contact a phone...

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Beware scammers wanting access to your computer and bank account

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27 August 2018 Scammers are increasingly catching out people by impersonating well-known businesses or the police so they can get access to computers and steal money or banking information.  The ACCC’s Scamwatch website has recorded a significant spike in these types of scams, known as remote access scams, with more than 8000 reports recorded in 2018 so far and losses totalling $4.4 million.  “The spike in remote access scams is very concerning; losses so far in 2018 have already surpassed those for the whole of 2017, and sadly it is older Australians that are losing the most money,” ACCC Deputy...

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