Phishing, Ransomware, E-Mail

Internet and phone scams continue to plague Australians with over $851m lost to scams in 2020. There are many scams to watch out for involving tech. From automated Internet disconnection scams to call centre scams with ‘agents’ pretending to be from the Australian Federal Police with a warrant for your arrest. It’s a minefield out there, there are many scams, many adaptations and many ways to get caught out. There are some simple steps you can take to reduce your risk of being caught up in such scams. Phone Scams - If you’re unsure who...

Over the last month, we’ve been inundated with messages, phone calls and E-mails about an old threat with new life. Sextortion. The E-Mail has a few variables which indicate that your computer has been infected with a virus or malware from the hacker that’s sending you an email directly. In some cases, it may also include a password you used on a LinkedIn in 2012. In 2012, 6.5 million LinkedIn account details were leaked and made available for purchase on the ‘dark web’. If you receive one of these sextortion...