Telstra CEO Andy Penn is partnering with government to filter bogus text messages in a trial that will likely be extended much more widely in future.
Criminals phone staff as they work at home, then tell them to log on to phishing websites that look like corporate portals.
The criminal gang used the phone numbers and email addresses of BT customers to make luxury purchases with PayPal.
Targets were invited to ‘friend’ a Facebook profile that looked like it belonged to a colleague.
We can collect and share data to identify fraudsters but the same data can be used by fraudsters to target us.
Training staff to identify security infringements and attempted fraud may not seem very sophisticated, but delivers significant benefits if done effectively.
Our industry needs to think seriously about how we maintain the integrity of email addresses, if we want to keep using them as a key that opens access to other online services.
Customers of TalkTalk have been plagued by malicious scammers after hackers stole data from the UK telco.