Digital tools can help your business become more efficient, save time, and win new customers, but there are also dangers to watch out for. Cyber-attacks and con artists could target any small business in New Zealand. Here are the latest risks:

Facebook danger

One sophisticated Facebook scam has ensnared 10 million users. Millions of people on the social network have been conned into handing over their account credentials.

The phishing scam, which is still active, pushes victims to a fake Facebook login page, where they are enticed to input their details. The scam began in September 2021 and remains active.

Worried about phishing on social media? Here’s Facebook’s advice on how to protect yourself from harm:

Don’t trust messages that:

Emails about your account always come from:

Don’t click suspicious links:

Don’t answer messages that ask for your:

Email phishing

Cybercriminals used Covid-19 to create new scams, and more recently, the monkeypox virus was used to target unsuspecting victims.

Criminals have been creating bogus resources for businesses to ‘learn more’ about safety precautions. The perpetrators send businesses a link to a bogus domain and a compromised website.

Disclaimer: This blog has been carefully prepared, but it has been written in general terms only. The blog should not be relied upon to provide specific information without also obtaining appropriate professional advice after detailed examination of your particular situation.