Shepparton News

Phishing for naive Australian­s

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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.

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