Hacked Computer Leads to Contract Termination

By Andrew Persijn – Special Counsel, Carter Newell Lawyers In the recent Supreme Court of New South Wales decision of Deligiannidou v Sundarjee [2020] NSWSC 437, the buyers of a property sought a declaration that the contract of sale was still valid and enforceable in circumstances where the buyers’ deposit was paid [...]

2020-10-23T14:30:24+10:00September 7th, 2020|Uncategorised|

Cyber attacks hit Australians every ten minutes, costing the nation $29 billion a year

By Daniel McCulloch Australian families and businesses are being urged to safeguard their cyber security as criminals and foreign governments ramp up attacks. A new report from the Australian Cyber Security Centre paints a grim picture of the rapidly increasing threat. National security agencies receive one report of cyber crime [...]

2022-02-10T12:34:58+10:00September 7th, 2020|Uncategorised|

Selling a home to interstate and international buyers? In today’s climate, you need electronic property exchange

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to shut domestic and international borders, what happens when you are selling a property to buyers outside of your state or country? Under current conditions, it’s highly likely they can’t meet you in person to view the property or sign paperwork. You may choose to [...]

2020-08-26T23:10:44+10:00August 26th, 2020|Uncategorised|

The Snitch: Scammers target Real Housewives of Sydney star Krissy Marsh

Another celebrity has fallen victim to the cunning cyber scam that almost cost NRL legend Ben Elias a fortune. One of the Real Housewives of Sydney has narrowly avoided losing a rumoured $550,000 to the sophisticated fraudsters. Ava Benny-Morrison and Brenden Hills, The Sunday Telegraph A Real Housewives of Sydney star [...]

2022-02-10T13:09:31+10:00August 23rd, 2020|Property Fraud Cases, Uncategorised|

Identity theft soars during COVID-19 as scammers target government payments, superannuation

By national consumer affairs reporter Amy Bainbridge and the Specialist Reporting Team's Emily Clark A staggering 24,000 people have reported their personal details stolen so far this year, as experts warn scammers have been targeting Australians' COVID-19 financial relief payments and superannuation. Key points: Australia's consumer watchdog says identify theft scams have increased [...]

2020-08-19T22:30:22+10:00August 19th, 2020|Uncategorised|