Australia’s Early Warning Network compromised

An Australian Early Warning System notifying subscribers of severe weather alerts was compromised over the weekend, with messages sent across a variety of formats. What did the hackers get up to? And why did they do it?

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Mobile Menace Monday: SMS phishing attacks target the job market

Could it be that our dream job awaits via a random SMS message? On the contrary, this SMS phishing attack could cause nightmares for unsuspecting job hunters.

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Text messages and the Bitcoin Code: follow the money trail

Text messages are being sent around claiming recipients are in possession of a Bitcoin. That would be quite a lot of free money…if it were true. Instead you get the Bitcoin Code, a dodgy trading site we recommend staying far away from.

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SMS phishing for the masses

This post looks at a recent SMS phishing scam for the RBC bank and a tool the attackers may have used to bulk send fraudulent SMS messages.

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Avoid: BofA, Wells Fargo SMS phishing

It always pays to train a wary eye on your text messages, as conniving phishers don’t always stick to the tried and tested route of email scams. We take a look at a pair of SMS phishes sent directly to a mobile device – if you bank with Wells Fargo or Bank of America, these are two to watch out for.

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Instagram Follower Booster Leads to SMS Browser Extension PUP

If you try to boost your Instagram follower count, you might just end up increasing the amount of programs installed on your PC instead…

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New smishing campaign targets T-Mobile subscribers

Criminals after online credentials have homed in on T-Mobile users, luring them with a $20 discount in exchange for bits of information.

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Watch out for Costly Mobile Ads

Phone owners are furious about charges made to their mobile bills, via potentially unwanted advert redirects. How is this happening?

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Facebook Hacks and SMS, Oh My

A website claims to hack Facebook profiles, but if you want to see the results you’d better keep your phone handy. You may also want to dig out your wallet, because you’ll have to throw down some coin…

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Monitor App on Google Play Sends GPS Location

A monitor app available on the Google Play store sends location coordinates through text message.

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