Archive for category: News

50 million accounts affected by Facebook hack

04 Oct
October 4, 2018

Last Friday, Facebook announced that it had been hacked and that at least 50m of its accounts had been compromised, due to a vulnerability which allowed attackers to steal automated log-in credentials.

Scams to look out for this summer

17 Aug
August 17, 2018

Scams tend to increase at this time of year, so it is best to keep an eye out for any red flags. Scam calls have become increasingly popular this year and are only expected to worsen, as reported on CNBC.

International students commonly targeted by scams

25 Jul
July 25, 2018

International students should all be made aware of the recent trend in scams: Students being contacted by fraudsters who threaten them and ask for a sum of money.

Scammers claiming to be from Ohio Edison target Kent resident

03 Jul
July 3, 2018

In yet another elaborate phone scam, a Kent resident was targeted and coerced to pay up nearly $600.

Australian university students fall victim to kidnapping scam

29 May
May 29, 2018

A terrifying scam is circulating in Australia – Targeting foreign university students, particularly those who are Chinese and Taiwanese, as well as their families.

Telstra phone bill scam

15 May
May 15, 2018

Australian telecommunications company Telstra has fallen victim to a newly-surfaced scam.

IRD scam targets New Zealanders

10 May
May 10, 2018

New Zealanders have been targeted by a new scam in which callers pretend they are police and tell people they are being investigated by the IRD (Inland Revenue) for not paying taxes, proceeding to threaten to arrest those who do not pay up.

Airbnb customers fall victim to cyber-scam

03 May
May 3, 2018

One of the latest scams utilises commonly used tactics and methods most of us have, at some point, experienced – however, the scam is still an efficient one which manages to fool plenty.

Ransomware attack rapidly spreading across Europe

25 Oct
October 25, 2017

A new ransomware virus dubbed “Bad Rabbit” is spreading like wildfire in Europe, already infecting over 200 major organisations primarily in Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and Germany in just a few hours.

Google to add new security feature to Android OS

24 Oct
October 24, 2017

Internet service providers (ISPs) and network-level hackers cannot spy on secure https communications – that’s a given.