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Apple Pay “brandjacked” in new phishing attack
Cybercriminals are mimicking well-known companies, “brandjacking” them in a bid to infect computer systems and to steal sensitive data.
19 Oct 18
NBN warns users about scammers posing as staff to swipe financial details
It says scammers are increasingly taking the opportunity to impersonate NBN employees to take advantage of consumers.
06 Jul 18
AI-DAY: Using artificial intelligence to scam the scammers
“40% of New Zealand parents don’t think they can keep themselves safe online.”
06 Apr 18
Singapore ICA impersonated in web & phone scams
“The ICA would like to advise members of the public to exercise caution by checking on the URL and web address."
11 Oct 17
120 reports in 12 hours: Kiwis hit by IRD tax refund scam
Inland Revenue has issued an urgent warning about a tax scam that has caught many people off guard today.
25 Aug 17
Oh, sweet revenge: White hat hacker floods scammers' phone lines
What happens when you put cold call scammers up against a seasoned programmer? You get sweet revenge, if the case of one security developer.
26 Jun 17
FireEye uncovers the top APAC verticals most likely to be hit by cyber attacks
Targeted threats, spear phishing, email fraud and phishing are some of the top risk trends in FireEye's latest risk report.
20 Mar 17
At it again: Scammers targeting Kiwi elderly
In some cases, the caller had threatened to immediately disconnect their power if payment was not made immediately.
10 Feb 17
NZ school bomb scare: No real threat, overseas calls
“We understand the fear and concern that these types of events will cause, however we reiterate that we have not established any actual threat."
05 Dec 16
FirstWave tackles $3 billion enterprise issue
“The solution we've developed is designed to detect and block various ‘whaling’ attacks, specifically to protect a company’s C-Level executives."
30 May 16
Scammers pose as Microsoft, target New Zealanders
There has been a significant increase in reports of scammers trying to defraud people by claiming to be calling from Microsoft.
14 Sep 15
New Zealanders: Be smarter with your data
Australiasian Consumer Fraud Week starts today, with the aim of raising awareness about scammers and encouraging NZers to be smarter with their data.
18 May 15
Scam targets Spark NZ customers
Spark New Zealand customers have been contacted by scammers and asked to hand over their personal details.
16 Oct 14
Scammers put a damper on holiday travels
If you’re heading out of town this holiday season, watch out for malware masquerading as flight information.
13 Apr 14
Scammers exploit Paul Walker death to target Facebook users
Scammers have exploited the death of Paul Walker on Facebook only a couple of days after the Fast & Furious actor died in a car accident, spreading fake videos allegedly showing his death.
12 Dec 13
Naked sex chats help blackmail Kiwis out of $4.4m
Horny New Zealanders taking part in naked online video chat sessions are being blackmailed, with Kiwis losing $4.4m last year due to internet scams.
12 Aug 13
Internet hackers Royally scam users
While the world celebrated, scammers have taken advantage, kicking into immediate action following the birth of the royal baby.
31 Jul 13
Four steps to cyber security
How many have you taken?
11 Jun 12
Govt to form special anti-scam group
Ministry of Consumer Affairs will work with Department of Internal Affairs and NetSafe in fight against online fraud.
19 Mar 12
Beware St Patrick’s Day scams!
Steer clear of messages promising ‘luck of the Irish’ this Saturday, security software distributor says.
14 Mar 12
Kiwis admit to losing over $750,000
Phishing scams most common but romance scams most lucrative: NetSafe.
12 Aug 11
Computer virus scam exposed
Cold-callers could be netting millions - how many people are falling for it?
21 Jul 11
Facebook tattoo video is viral marketing hoax
The story of a Dutch lady who tattooed the profile pictures of 152 of her Facebook friends on her arm, turns out to be a viral marketing hoax
14 Jun 11
Kiwi duped in Facebook scam
A Hastings woman has fallen victim to a common Facebook scam
13 Jun 11