Category: Identity Theft

Amazon's hack job a safety risk

The Daily Telegraph (19th January 2018) reports on the security risks of Amazon's new virtual helper.

Firms face $2m data breach fines

The Australian (22nd February 2018) shook many businesses into action by headlining the potential multi-million dollar fines for data breaches, under new legislation.

NSW Budget Submission on police funding for cyber crime

Cyber identity theft is increasing in NSW. In the June 2018 Budget, the NSW Government should commit significant funding to the NSW Police for the purposes of clamping down on the growing problem of cyber identity theft. Police cybercrime faculties are under resourced and unable to adequately investigate and prosecute cyber identity theft perpetrated on the general public.

Research briefing: Funding police to fight cyber crime

The incidence of identity theft is booming. Unfortunately, very few criminals are caught and prosecuted: under-resourced police can’t track down your identity thief. So how do we make it harder for hackers to steal your identity?

Police need resources to track identity thieves

NSW Police don't have the funding or the expertise to adequately investigate and prosecute cyber identity thieves, so they can continue to steal with very little risk of being caught.

Case study on a recent Identity Theft Incident

You'd think your bank, your mobile phone communications provider and other companies that have you as a customer would be helpful and attentive. Perhaps not.

Australians the easy target for identity theft

A new report has found that identity theft is set to boom in Australia, with potentially one in four Australian online shoppers targeted by hackers. The report also found that Australians are far more vulnerable to the impact of cyber-fraud than shoppers in the US and Europe.

Biometrics and Multi-Factor Authentication

Amazon has your voiceprint. Apple has your fingerprint and face recognition.