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Optus cops $504,000 fine for email, SMS spam
The Australian Communication and Media Authority found that Optus sent unwanted marketing material to customers.
Jan 31 2020, 1:04PM
Largest ever breach: 711 million email accounts
A huge spam onslaught is expected following the discovery of an unknown hacker's spambot.
Aug 31 2017, 11:03AM
Spammers 'leak database of 1.4 billion users'
Spammer's data hoard – which includes real names, email addresses and in some cases home addresses – was discovered after an alleged faulty backup.
Mar 8 2017, 9:15PM
Why email security threats are getting worse
Two new studies reveal how serious the threats have become and offer some advice on how to protect your business.
Feb 3 2017, 5:50PM
Five easy ways to cut spam from your email inbox
Remove dangerous emails before you even see them with these spam-avoiding strategies.
Aug 2 2016, 1:00PM
Those fake ATO "tax refund" emails are circulating again
This is the time of year when Australian income tax refunds are paid, so we are not surprised to see another in what seems to be an endless stream of fake "ATO" spam.
Oct 22 2013, 2:35PM
Grays fined $165,000 for emails
Grays (NSW) Pty Limited, the company behind the GraysOnline shopping and auction sites, has paid a $165,000 infringement.
Oct 9 2013, 2:10PM
Warning about Australian Taxation Office scam
A fake ATO email carrying malware which aims to steal passwords is circulating this week. Click to see what the email looks like.
Jul 17 2013, 11:22AM
It's official: SEO spam is out of control
Check out this email an SEO provider sent to someone at Google. Um, Google's probably happy with its search ranking, buddy.
Jun 25 2013, 1:05PM
Email scammers using airline etickets as bait
Bogus airline emails are something to watch out for, along with those supposedly from banks and courier companies.
Mar 20 2013, 1:26PM
Warning: Australia Post scam alert
If you have noticed a suspicious-looking email claiming to be from Australia Post in your inbox, then you may be the recipient of the latest wave of fraudulent email.
Mar 18 2013, 2:48PM
Warning: Westpac scam alert
A massive spam campaign posing as a communication from Westpac is carrying malware, according to email security provider MailGuard.
Mar 14 2013, 5:06PM
Warning: Australian Taxation Office scam emails circulating
"Tens of thousands" of emails pretending to come from the ATO are circulating, according to a new warning issued today.
Feb 8 2013, 1:35PM
ACMA bags another spammer's scalp
Another business has fallen foul of Australia's Spam Act and has been penalised to the tune of $6,600.
Jan 17 2013, 4:00PM
Spam, spam, spam: what you can't do
When does email become spam? Here's why McDonald's recent warning under the Spam Act is a wakeup call if you send email from your business.
Dec 19 2012, 11:20AM
Australia Post's new digital mailbox will have "no spam"
The free new Australia Post Digital Mailbox will let users receive, store and pay bills, without being clogged with junk, promises Australia Post.
Oct 12 2012, 1:22PM
Don't get stung by Australia's anti-spam laws
What is Australia's 2003 Spam Act and how do you make sure your business doesn't fall on the wrong side?
Sep 19 2012, 10:09AM
Tip: Using aliases to guard against spam
One trick to dealing with spam is not to give out your real email address. Here are the basics.
Sep 13 2012, 2:15AM
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