By Amy Harris, The Daily Telegraph - https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/nrl-legend-ben-elias-swindled-out-of-800k-in-cyber-scam/news-story/4797ef699f8e14fbd268161a4c17b49a Ben Elias, the former Balmain and NSW rugby league legend, has revealed he was the victim of a sophisticated online scam that could have cost the ’80s playmaker a fortune, saying: ‘It could happen to anyone’. It was the cyber swindle that [...]
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Buying a property is a huge milestone and likely to be the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, so it pays to have your wits about you. The process of buying a home can be exciting, but scary to navigate. There are plenty of things that you can do yourself, like [...]
On June 19, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a major cyber attack is targeting “Australian organisations across a range of sectors, including all levels of government, industry, political organisations, education, health, essential service providers and operators of other critical infrastructure.” While cyber attacks are a concern, it is important [...]
By Shannon Williams - https://itbrief-com-au.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/itbrief.com.au/amp/story/cyber-attacks-worsening-among-australian-businesses-costing-economy-1-billion-a-year Cyber attacks are on the rise among Australian organisations, with cyber crime costing the Australian economy more than $1 billion per year, according to new research. The research, commissioned by insurance comparison service comparethemarket.com.au found small businesses account for 43% of all cybercrime targets. It [...]
By Jessica Barker, Senior Settlements Clerk and Jacinta Rimato, Settlements Manager, Sargeants Geelong and Bellarine Conveyancing In this day and age, cyber security is becoming more of an issue. Firms are constantly updating their IT systems and processes to ensure they and their clients are safe. In the property industry, [...]
InfoTrack has been named in the top 10 on the 2019 AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies List as a leading innovator in technology across Australia and New Zealand. The prestigious annual list, published by The Australian Financial Review and Boss Magazine, is based on a rigorous assessment process in conjunction with a [...]
The property industry is a prime target for cybercriminals who have developed sophisticated schemes to intercept emails and redirect deposit funds into fraudulent accounts. Last year, a group of Victorian property buyers collectively lost more than $200,000 to a hacking scam targeting the email accounts of real estate agents, [...]
According to research from security specialists at Fortiguard Labs, 80-85% of cyber attacks occur via email. Email fraud has become a major problem in the Australian property market with many high profile cases making headlines in 2018. Hackers are continually finding new ways to intercept email communications and divert funds to different [...]
The real estate industry has become a prime target for hackers looking for an easy way to intercept high-value fund transfers. And they're getting more sophisticated with their techniques. This means all parties must be vigilant - lawyers, conveyancer, real estate agents, buyers and sellers. You're only as strong as [...]
As settlements move online, many practitioners are looking into digitising other parts of the conveyancing process to increase efficiency and help with risk management. However, a recent poll of our website visitors found that the majority are still verifying identity by photocopying and physically filing clients’ IDs. The manual way may have [...]