SA business loses $1.5m to targeted phishing scam

Police issue warning about bank account change notices. The SA Police has issued a warning to companies after a local business was scammed out of $1.5 million by offshore attackerss masquerading as a supplier, having obtained sensitive business information through a targeted phishing campaign. South Australian police suspect the scammers…

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Why your phone number is valuable to hackers

Cell phone numbers are particularly valuable, as they have become the modern-day equivalent of your wallet. Your mobile device contains valuable information like your contacts list (a great way to get a list of your friends—future identity theft targets), affinity account and reward numbers (frequent flyer miles have value that…

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3 things you might not realize are cybercrimes

Welcome to Week 3 of National Cyber Security Awareness Month! This week’s theme, brought to you courtesy of the National Cyber Security Alliance of US businesses and government agencies, is about recognizing and combating cybercrime. That includes all manner of online crime, be it crooks stealing personal information for monetary…

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Don’t fall for this cruel social media scam

Phishing scams are an effective tool for cybercriminals. They trick their victims into clicking on a malicious link, which allows them to steal credentials, personal information and even money. When I think about phishing attacks, official-looking fake emails usually come to mind. Take our phishing IQ test to see if…

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OurMine hacker group briefly takes over Variety website, spams subscribers with dozens of emails

Entertainment news site Variety was briefly taken over by the infamous hacker group OurMine, the same group responsible for infiltrating several high-profile figures’ social media accounts and media outlets in recent months. On Saturday (3 September) the hacking collective managed to break into Variety’s content management system at approximately 9…

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