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Kiwi employees vulnerable to phishing attacks, report finds
“Unfortunately the results were not surprising – as phishing emails are becoming increasingly convincing and sophisticated."
Go Phish – how to spot a ransomware email
With the crooks becoming smarter and more sophisticated every day, what does a modern day phishing email actually look like?
Scammers target IRD customers
"Scammers claiming to be from Inland Revenue are cold calling people to say they are being investigated for tax fraud."
Aus & NZ at the forefront of security capability
"It gives me a lot of optimism in terms of how these countries will fair in the future."
Operation Ghoul targets industrial sector with spear phishing malware
Operation Ghoul is targeting the industrial & engineering sectors worldwide, hitting more than 130 organisations in 30 countries, says Kaspersky Labs.
Spammers are exploiting the massive political Trump card in 2016
“Spammers are quite frequently trying to use breaking news and speculate on famous people. Donald Trump was not an exception."
KnowBe4 makes security training solution available in 26 languages
The interactive, on-demand and computer-based training covers high-risk topics and how you can identify red flags in your system.
PhishMe raises $42.5 million in funding, looks to Asia
The company looks to further its reach into both Asia and Europe, building upon its strong channel ecosystem and technology alliances.
BEC scams targeting a business near you
BEC scams are low-tech financial fraud in which hoax emails from CEOs are sent to financial staff to request transfers of large amounts of money.
Which department is most vulnerable to phishing?
IronScales, a leader in phishing mitigation technology, collected data from over 100 different organisations and an array of different sectors.
Are Russian hackers targeting Hillary Clinton?
Russian hackers have been targeting key staff members working for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, according to SecureWorks.
Digital patch kit: How to protect yourself from data leaks
In this piece we look at four key approaches that will plug any gaping holes in your defences.
Phishers no more - Xero's latest update revealed
Hackers are gaining entry into email accounts and altering the bank details in invoices before sending to an unassuming client.
Apple iCloud users are the new bait in phishing campaigns
Apple iCloud users are the latest targets of phishing campaigns using the same content but different domains to target users, FireEye reports.
Cyber insurance not always up to scratch
"With the cybersecurity landscape constantly evolving, cyber insurers will have great difficulty keeping their coverage up-to-date.”
What's an ELOFANT and how can you stop them threatening your data?
If you’re concerned about the security of your organization’s data, you should be looking out for ELOFANTs on your network.
Crowdsourced phishing protection eliminates threats in under 13 minutes
IronScales reports that training staff and using crowdsourced phishing protection can eliminate threats in under 13 minutes.
Email prime target for cyber attacks, FirstWave responds with domain filter
"This new filter has been designed to deflect and block sophisticated email phishing threats targeting the wider attack surface of email users."
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.