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Phishing scam targeting Kiwi taxpayers
“No reputable tax agent should ever ask for your credit card details to process a refund."
NZBA warning against Catphishing scams
"Scammers are sophisticated and often invest a lot of time to create emails or extensive online social circles to make themselves look legitimate."
Sophisticated SMS cyber attack targets Australian banking customers
A persistent and sophisticated SMS phishing campaign is currently targeting mobile banking customers in both Australia and New Zealand.
Elaborate widow scam sees Kiwi suffer 'significant' financial loss
The victim received a letter that appeared to be from the Minister of Internal Affairs and the DIA threatening extradition if payment wasn't received.
Four arrested in email phishing scam
Detective Inspector Stu Graham encourages all computer users to protect themselves by making themselves familiar with the various types of scams.
SMX warns Kiwi companies of 'highly sophisticated' email scam
Attackers are even following up with telephone calls prior to, as well as during, these attacks to further embellish the hoax.
Social media phishing attacks pose large threat to businesses
Dell's Ian Hodge says cyber criminals are evolving their methods of phishing attacks, using social media to hook people and expose vulnerabilities.
LinkedIn Alert: Scammers use security update to phish for credentials
In the message, the website’s source has been modified so if the recipient uses this web page to sign in to their LinkedIn account, their credentials will be sent directly to the attacker.
The never-ending security challenge... How do resellers stay on top?
In the constant battle to keep resellers out of customers' networks, how do resellers stay on top? Heather Wright talks to the experts about the future of security for resellers.
ESET offers tips to phish out fakes on back of YouTube scam
Security company ESET is warning internet users to be even more vigilant for phishing scams, which it says are becoming increasingly complex and difficult to distinguish from genuine emails.
Kiwi businesses beware... of Silver Spaniels and rats
"New Zealand businesses must consider themselves potential new targets for Silver Spaniel and act to avoid becoming a target."
Security the biggest loser during the World Cup...
"[Users] must protect themselves so that at the end of the event, they're left with fond memories and souvenirs - not malware infections that will result in depleted bank accounts and compromised devices."
2degrees narrows 2013 loss
Challenger mobile telephone operator Two Degrees Mobile pared back losses in the year to Dec. 31 and reported positive operating earnings for the second year since its establishment five years ago.
Check Point: Dangerous phishing attacks in detail...
Phishing attacks and their more recent variations such as spear-phishing and whaling are by now well-known parts of the threat landscape.
Apple-related phishing sites hit ANZ hard
ANZ rated the third highest region for hosting Apple targeted phishing sites, accounting for 10.7% of the phishing sites blocked globally in Q3 2013.
Spear-phishing: Don’t be the ‘Catch of the Day’
Phishing emails are designed to look like they come from a trusted source and extort personal information, which gets used in a criminal or fraudulent way.
Kiwibank scam warning
Latest phishing messages include emails sent from @kiwibank.co.nz addresses.
Tough tech decisions: 2degrees, Telecom, or Vodafone?
Which mobile carrier should you choose? We take a look at three options.
200,000 number 'ports' for 2degrees
200,000 New Zealanders have ‘ported’ their number to 2degrees since its launch two years ago, the company says.
Vodafone customer base dips
The loss represents just over 1% of Vodafone’s customer base, which now stands at 2.458 million.
Spammers reducing reliance on Botnets
Malware and phishing now being used to compromise genuine accounts.
2Degrees records loss
2Degrees spent around 15% of total expenses, or $18.1 million, on marketing and advertising.
Google pushes web safety after inbox hacks
Internet giant pushes safety message after successful phishing attacks on military, government and political Gmail users
Phishing example from ESET
The scam is somewhat more elaborate than many we see, and it’s worth a little analysis to see what flags we can extract from it for spotting a phisher at work.