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Aussies lose $229M to scams in 2015 as online swindles rise

Con artists are increasingly taking to email and social media to grift Australians out of millions of dollars, with new data showing just how bad the problem is.

By 16 May 2016

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Snapchat worker falls for email phishing scam

Employee payroll information gets spilled, but the maker of the popular photo-sharing app says your user data stayed under wraps.

By 1 March 2016

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Why email is dead to me

I have 110,000 unread messages, and I don't care.

By 28 July 2016

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​Spam emails surge into Microsoft's Outlook.com inboxes

A technical problem subjected people using the email service to lots of unwanted email for nearly 17 hours.

By 1 June 2016

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Donald Trump polls a lot better online than in phone interviews

Technically Incorrect: What does it tell us about the election -- and about humanity -- when some people don't even want to admit out loud they're Trump supporters? Or is there something else going on?

By 12 May 2016

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'Crypto-ransomware' scam email brings down ABC News 24

A scam email was enough to bring down Australia's national broadcaster, with ABC News 24's Sydney studios being compromised by a "crypto-ransomware attack".

By 8 October 2014

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Telstra warns of four-fold increase in imposter phone scams

​Telstra says it has seen a huge increase in telephone scams involving imposter employees tricking customers into disclosing their information.

By 19 August 2014

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Australia Post scam email linked to Russian phishing site

A scam email, linked to a Russian phishing site, has been warning Australia Post customers that they need to pay to retrieve an uncollected parcel.

By 6 August 2014

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Australians take the bait as online phishing scams increase

More Australians are getting scammed and they're losing almost $90 million a year to swindlers, with the number of people hit by phishing and identity theft cons almost doubling in a single year.

By 16 June 2014

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Use reverse image search to avoid Craigslist scams

Does that apartment or vacation rental seem too good to be true? Do some snooping with Google’s reverse image search tool to find out.

By 16 May 2014