What is Social Engineering? | Computing Australia

What is Social Engineering?

Social engineering has got a lot of attention recently. While the term is innocent, it denotes one of the most rampant crimes in the cyberworld. It is not new – the term was, ironically, popularised by a social engineer himself, Kevin Mitnick. He used the word to refer to his criminal activities in the 90s, like hacking and other computer-related crimes.

What are the types of COVID-19 scams? | Computing Australia

Types of COVID-19 Scams to Watch Out For

Cybercriminals are using the COVID-19 pandemic situation of fear and confusion to their advantage. Scamwatch has reported over 5170 scams with over $6,280,000 amount lost since the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus). It is, therefore, essential to be aware of scams that are out there and how to avoid them. Codesquad’s cybersecurity team in Perth will help you understand what the different types of COVID-19 scams are and how to protect against them.