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Credit checks and international co-operation are crucial when it comes to tracking down cybercriminals.
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This isn’t the first time Australians’ Medicare numbers have been exposed.
If you’ve been affected by the Optus data breach, the danger is far from over – no matter what the purported hacker is claiming.
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Up to 9.8 million Australians have been affected. Here’s what you can do to proactively defend yourself.
Scam techniques that rely on human nature are increasingly being executed via technology. Here are five that recorded big increases in 2021.
Beginning this summer, you might need to upload a selfie and a photo ID to a private company, ID.me, if you want to file your taxes online.
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Federal and state governments are turning to a facial recognition company to ensure that people accessing services are who they say they are. The move promises to cut down on fraud, but at what cost?
Johnny Depp played Tonto in The Lone Ranger (2013). Depp has claimed some Native American heritage in the past.
Indigenous Nations have always maintained their citizenship orders. They have always retained the right to determine who does and does not belong. We know who we are.
Mailboxes are increasingly becoming the scene of a crime.
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A cybersecurity research group has been tracking a significant rise in the number of stolen checks being sold on sites like WhatsApp and Telegram, which often results in stolen identities.
Credit bureau Equifax announced in 2017 that the personal information of 143 million Americans – about three-quarters of all adults – had been exposed in a major data breach.
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If an organization that has your data gets hacked, your vulnerability depends on the kind of attack and the kind of data. Here’s how you can assess your risk and what to do to protect yourself.
There has been a dramatic spike in identity theft and online shopping scams this year as fraudsters try to take advantage of people’s vulnerability during uncertain times.
Fraudsters have managed to exploit security gaps in the federal government’s early release of super scheme. Here’s what to look out for.
Andrew Hastie said the broad objectives of the identity-matching system were sound, but key changes were needed to ensure privacy and transparency.
Human rights groups say the bill is an attempt to introduce mass surveillance to Australia and an egregious breach of individual privacy.
It’s been reported that names, addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers, personal email addresses and emergency contact details, tax file numbers, payroll information, bank account details, passport details and student academic records were accessed.
The worst-case scenario is that hackers still have access to the university systems via a backdoor and are siphoning off critical data as it emerges.
The Privacy Act gives you the right to find out what’s in your credit report and change any incorrect information in your report.
Checking your credit report is a good way to ensure that incorrect information is not listed against you, and can protect you against identity theft.
Do people need insurance against hacking?
As cyberattacks and hacking become more common, businesses and private individuals are realizing that cleaning up from digital destruction can be expensive.
With so many reports of data breaches, it is easy to tune out to what is happening.
Data breaches are fact of modern life. It’s likely each of us will have our personal information compromised at some point. Here’s how to reduce the risk and limit the damage if and when it occurs.
We want your data.
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The rate at which valuable identity information is flying out of the control of firms is alarming – more than 3,500 records per minute.
Facebook wants to protect your selfies.
Every Facebook profile comes with a profile picture, but how can we prevent these often personal photos from being stolen?
‘No, I absolutely do not wish to change my password, thanks.’
If security advice from government agencies doesn’t ring true, customers won’t take it – which puts us all at risk.
If an online offer seems too good to be true, it probably is and you’re being phished.
Phishing attempts tend to rise during the festive season when people are more likely to respond to online marketing and to spend more money. How can you protect yourself?