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Hacked: ‘Best Australian financial data’ for sale on the dark web

Written by Reporter, Ronald Mizen Stolen data from Australian businesses is being auctioned on the dark web for up to $US60,000 ($82,000) by hackers, with some selling access to loan information, drivers' licences, Medicare cards and passports. In one case, access to the active loan dashboard of a finance company [...]

Hacked: ‘Best Australian financial data’ for sale on the dark web2020-09-13T23:50:07+10:00

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 [...]

Hacked Computer Leads to Contract Termination2020-10-23T14:30:24+10:00

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 [...]

Cyber attacks hit Australians every ten minutes, costing the nation $29 billion a year2020-09-07T00:08:19+10:00

Hackers foiled in attempt to steal $90,000 from church abuse survivor in email compromise scam

By Airlie Ward At 54, Steve Fisher thought he was finally about to realise his dream of home ownership when hackers robbed him of $90,000. Key points: Steve Fisher is an abuse survivor and this year agreed on a settlement with the Anglican Church He was using the money to buy [...]

Hackers foiled in attempt to steal $90,000 from church abuse survivor in email compromise scam2020-10-23T14:36:41+10:00

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 [...]

Selling a home to interstate and international buyers? In today’s climate, you need electronic property exchange2020-08-26T23:10:44+10:00

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 [...]

The Snitch: Scammers target Real Housewives of Sydney star Krissy Marsh2020-08-23T21:36:08+10:00

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 [...]

Identity theft soars during COVID-19 as scammers target government payments, superannuation2020-08-19T22:30:22+10:00

Have we shifted to contactless property exchange?

Keeping your firm and your property transactions safe during COVID-19.   As Australia is in a state of flux dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, knowing how to stay safe is crucial. Whether you are working remotely to stay safe or are in stage four lockdown, there are ways to continue property transactions [...]

Have we shifted to contactless property exchange?2020-08-26T23:06:04+10:00

NRL legend Ben Elias swindled out of $800K in cyber scam

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 [...]

NRL legend Ben Elias swindled out of $800K in cyber scam2020-08-10T01:49:37+10:00

Why you need a lawyer when you buy a property

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 [...]

Why you need a lawyer when you buy a property2020-07-30T01:58:23+10:00