Phishing for naive Australians
CANBERRA: Australians are making themselves vulnerable to hackers even as governments and firms harden defences.
One in three Australians has had passwords hacked or compromised and one in four has fallen for a phishing attack designed to steal banking or credit card details, according to research released by Google Australia.
The latest scam has enticed almost 10,000 Australians to click on a text message link about a parcel that’s supposedly due to arrive.
Instead, the link unleashes malware on both Android and iPhones that can steal bank and credit card information.
The YouGov researchers surveyed more than 1500 Australian adults last month.