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- 03 May, 2004 17:09
<p>SCHOOLBOY HACKERS - FORGED TAX OFFICE EMAILS & “PHISHING” BANK FRAUD TARGETING AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMERS.</p>
<p>According to recent research by the global Anti-Phishing Working Group (www.antiphishing.org), internet criminals have made Westpac the seventh largest “Phishing” target in the world. The ANZ Bank ranks 12th, just behind Microsoft.
The Australian Tax Office has today issued a warning on its web site informing taxpayers of forged e-mails masquerading as legitimate ATO correspondence. The forged e-mails may contain a virus, the ATO warns.</p>
<p>Among the 508 exhibitors at this year’s annual CeBIT technology trade show at Darling Harbour which opens Tuesday May 4, will be award winning international email security company GFI on STAND J35, www.gfi.com who will be demonstrating the latest anti spam, bank fraud, identity theft and anti virus techniques including:</p>
<p>1. How to protect Australian Bank, Finance institutions and ATO customers from "Phishing" - sophisticated "social engineering" identity theft fraud which the FBI calls "the hottest, most troubling scam on the Internet" by which international criminals are specifically targeting customers of Westpac, the NAB and Commonwealth Bank amongst others. Scott Hagenus from GFI Asia Pacific will demonstrate examples of "Phishing" attacks and how to protect yourself against them on Stand J35 or call Terry Quinn 0439 710 418.</p>
<p>phishing (FISH.ing) pp. Creating a replica of an existing Web page to fool a user into submitting personal, financial, or password data. —adj. —phisher n.</p>
<p>2. How one of Australia’s most prestigious private Catholic schools – Marist College in Canberra – is using a range of GFI state of the art security products to protect 1400 students against an average of 200 virus attacks every day – and hundreds of attempts by their own students trying to "hack" into the system. Ian Hewitt Director of Learning Technologies Marist College Canberra will be available for interviews on the GFI Stand TUESDAY MAY 4 ONLY. Contact Terry Quinn 0439 710 418 for an appointment.</p>
<p>"Password protection is a much bigger deal for us than for most organisations. We have hundreds of bright, intelligent boys all trying very hard to crack the system every day. Boys are a different IT security problem to girls – boys try all the time to break into the backend as a challenge - girls are just not interested. " - Ian Hewitt.</p>
<p>GFI ASIA PACIFIC
Tuesday May 4 – Thursday May 6
10 am – 6 pm
NOTE: This information is provided on behalf of GFI Asia Pacific and is not an official CeBIT Press Release.</p>