Category Archives for Scams

Cyber Threats – What are the common threat types?

The cyber threat to Australian individuals and organisations is undeniable, unrelenting and continues to grow. You could be a target even if you don’t think the information held on your networks is valuable, or that your business would be of interest to cyber adversaries. Many organisations are at risk purely because they are vulnerable through unpatched software […]

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Business email compromise – a fast growing scam, how not to be a victim.

Cyber.gov.au recently advised that the Melbourne Joint Cyber Security Centre (JCSC) hosted a two-hour seminar yesterday on Business Email Compromises (BECs), which many cyber security experts consider to be the major current cybercrime threat to business. The seminar provided information to small and medium business representatives, as these sectors are particularly targeted by cybercriminals who are […]

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China’s Cyber Spying on Australian Businesses – Some MSP’s Compromised

Australia is among a group of Western nations condemning China over a cyber spying campaign by two Chinese nationals, who it is claimed were acting on behalf the Chinese Ministry of State Security. The FBI has accused China of trying to replace the United States as the world’s dominant superpower through this cyber theft, which targeted […]

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The Dark Web, Hackers – What Perth Business Owners Need to Know

Criminals love stealing credentials, and too many people are handing them the keys to the kingdom. A recent study by Verizon showed that 91% of phishing attacks targeted the user’s credentials. Why? Because stealing your username and password is the easiest way to break in to your business data, your bank account and more. We, as everyday people, […]

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How the Quick Thinking of a Staff Member Saved a Perth Business Potentially Thousands of Dollars

The quick thinking of a staff member of Perth based Fleet leasing company, Easifleet, really did save the company potentially thousands of dollars as a nasty malware was hidden within a compromised Dropbox account of a client of theirs. It seemed legitimate enough, an Easifleet staff member received a couple of emails from a client’s Dropbox […]

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O365 – Restore Access Scam

If you are on the administrator list of any Office 365 service, you will see many notifications coming through to advise you of various adds/ moves and changes.  The notifications come with standard branding by way of colours etc to ensure you recognise the messages.  The fact that the branding is clear and powerful, also […]

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Legitimate Invoice Request

Sometimes we see Spam message that are really clever.  Some are so bad, they make us laugh, just like this one. Has anyone seen the message below?As always, if  you see a questionable message just delete it.  Don’t try to figure out what their angle is – Don’t ever click on the links. If you would like a […]

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NAB Bank Scam

So many scams, so little time.  Today there was a “Zero Day” release of this NAB scam.  Zero Day effectively means that no one has seen it before so none of the Spam filters recognise it to filter it out.  This makes it extra dangerous because if you click, it could go boom and there […]

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Advertising Link Extortion Scam

A spam scare campaign (extortion scam) is targeting email addresses, in which the attacker claims to have embedded a virus in adult web videos that is:Recording keystrokes made by the computer userVideo recordingCollecting contact information from messengers, emails and social mediaThe email asks for bitcoins in exchange for not releasing this data. Bitcoin is an […]

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Account Transfer Scam

I had some good friends offer to send me some money this morning.  $2500 in fact.  Given I had no idea who they were would normally see me delete the email. The issue is that the allure of extra cash is often so tempting that people will click just in case thus I thought I would write […]

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