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Identity Theft is Real

Phishing and identity theft make top three most reported scams in 2018 with the ACCC reporting losses exceeding $489.7 million to Australian businesses. There were a total of 24,291 phishing scams reported with losses of more than $930,000, making this the number one category reported in 2018, even after seeing...
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Security Breach Update
17 May 2019

As you’ve probably noticed from tuning into our weekly newsletter, ransomware attacks are increasing in scope and severity at an alarming rate. Security researchers are now tracking a new ransomware that is infecting computers by disguising itself as anti-virus software. Talk about a malicious advancement for an already meticulous cybersecurity...
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The Rise of Security Attacks on Australian Businesses

Almost half of Australian businesses have experienced a cyber-attack in the last year, which is a rise of 15 per cent over the previous year. According to research by Telstra, the number of attacks in Australia stood above the global average by roughly 10 per cent and marginally higher than...
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Security Breach Update
9 May 2019

Traditionally, payment credentials stolen from brick-and-mortar stores were able to command a higher price on the Dark Web than card-not-present data (also known as CNP). However, it seems like the market dynamics have recently shifted, as this information is now being used to target online retailers. Consequently, the demand for...
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Goodbye Windows 7 –
You’ve been great!

When Windows 7 reaches its End of Life phase on January 14, 2020, Microsoft will stop releasing updates and patches for the operating system. This means several things: You have only 7½ months left to action No hot fixes or security patches available for patching Microsoft will no longer support...
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