Smishing scams on the rise: Here’s how to protect your Business
Dynamic Business spoke with Ben Mostafa, CTO at MessageMedia, about smishing fraud warnings and how businesses can avoid it.
Australians being warned of superannuation rollover scams
Once convinced, the target will then transfer their superannuation to what they believe is a new fund, but is actually a bank account belonging to the scammer.
How to avoid fake invoice scams
Cybercriminals are targeting businesses with a new scam that uses fake invoices to trick the business into paying money to the scammer. The invoices look legitimate and are often sent from a legitimate-looking email address, making it difficult for busy finance teams to spot the fakes. According to the ACCC’s Scamwatch, Australian businesses lost $2.8 […]
Three ways scammers will try to prey on your brand – and how to avoid being outsmarted
As 2017 rolls on, cyberattackers will continue to exploit and severely damage Australian businesses by targeting their people, brands, and customers. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), 65% of local organisations have experienced cybercrime in the last 24 months. There are no signs this will slow down as attackers become more savvy, more knowledgeable, and more socially […]
Prove you’re not a sitting duck for hackers
The Internet has affected how we learn, work and live. It is inseparable from almost everything we do nowadays. Businesses, even small ones, now rely on tools requiring a connection to the Internet. For instance, the Point-of-Sale machine has completely replaced manual cash registers, allowing payment via debit card and credit cards. Sales and payment […]
SMEs vulnerable to sophisticated email scam
Business Email Compromise (BEC), also known as CEO Fraud, is the malicious scheme costing the business world billions of dollars. While the perpetrators tend to target large organisations, small to medium businesses caught out by the scheme have the most to lose, a cybersecurity expert warned. Tim Bentley, Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand at […]
Facebook scam capitalises on thirst for salacious videos
A scam that promises naked videos of users’ Facebook friends has already hit more than 2,000 people, including many from Australia.