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UPDATED: Phishing website impersonates auspost.com.au

Australia Post is warning customers to steer clear of a phishing website that has been designed to look like its homepage.

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Cash still king in Australia but not for much longer: report

ATM cash withdrawals in Australia declined slightly in 2014, down to $57.3 million in February this year, compared with $60 million in February 2013. This is because debit/credit card payments are continually growing, according to a new Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA) report.

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5 years on, Windows Event Viewer scam still operating

A cold calling scam called Windows Event Viewer or `eventvwr’ is still targeting Australians, five years on from Computerworld Australia’s 2009 investigation.

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Aus Post warns customers not to open scam email

Australia Post has warned customers not to open a scam email that claims a courier could not deliver a parcel to their address.

3 Australian firms targeted in APT campaign: report

Three Australian firms in the IT, academic and logistics sectors have been targeted by an advanced persistent threat (APT) campaign that Kaspersky Lab researchers dubbed Crouching Yeti.

How to recognise the cyber insider threat

Losing business to a competitor because one of your trusted employees has walked out the door with sensitive information doesn’t need to happen if you look for the signs and put controls in place, according to a panel of cyber security experts.

Free movie link delivers malware payload: report

Consumers in Australia and around the world have fallen for a social engineering link promising a free download of Transformers 4, 22 Jump Street or Maleficent.

Countdown begins for switch from debit/credit card signature to PIN

Banks are reminding consumers that they will no longer be able to sign when they make purchases on their debit and credit cards in Australia from 1 August 2014. Instead, people will need to use a PIN – part of a move to decrease card fraud in Australia.

ACMA signs online child abuse notification scheme with police

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has signed formal agreements with state, territory and federal police for the reporting of online child abuse material in Australia.

More than 6k Australians duped by Koler Android ransomware: report

Android ransomware, which displays a message that claims to be from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and other local law enforcement authorities, has affected 6,223 Australians since May 2014, according to research by Kaspersky Lab.

Queensland ambos seek iPad-based forms

Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) has issued an invitation to offer (IOT) for the delivery of an electronic ambulance form that allows paramedics to record patient care information on iPads at the scene of the accident.

Rogue employees using photocopiers and email services to steal data

Rogue staff members can use a mix of techniques to walk out the door with sensitive data, warns forensic investigator Nick Klein.

Changing times in the CSO suite

The role of the CSO is continuing to evolve and becoming more distant from being a technologist as the IT C-suite becomes one with the business, says EMC CSO Dave Martin.

Barbarians are at the gates of Information Age: Juniper

If we are not careful in the decisions or actions that we take online today, the Information Age may go the way of the Roman Empire, according to Juniper Networks senior director of product management Kevin Kennedy.

Rules of engagement needed for the Internet: RSA

Cyber weapons will never be completely eliminated but bi-lateral agreements between countries about the use of these weapons could establish boundaries, according to RSA executive chairman Arthur W. Coveillo.