Security attacks taking advantage of concerns over the coronavirus outbreak have seen attackers leverage conspiracy theory-based fears around purported unreleased cures for the virus and campaigns that abuse perceived legitimate sources of health information to manipulate users, according to a global security firm.
More than $4 million has been lost to online shopping scams by Australians in 2019 so far - well in excess of the $3.8 million fleeced from unsuspecting consumers last year - and the losses are expected to mount over the busy Christmas shopping period.
Fake websites, bogus telephone calls and fake emails are part of the scam inventory being used in Australia as scammers increasingly use fake charities or impersonate real charities on unsuspecting victims, according to a new report.
Good article Sam.
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