Almost a quarter of companies around the world were the victim of computer or internet-related crime in 2011, a new report reveals, with cybercrime almost as widespread as accounting fraud.
Entrepreneurs are being urged to keep their guards up to avoid invoice and billing scams, as fraudsters use the end of the financial year to target unsuspecting small firms.
New figures reveal online credit card scams are increasing, with social media attributed partial blame, but the Australian Bankers Association insists fraud rates are still low.
Internet security software company AVG has unveiled the latest threats to internet users in a new report, with new forms of malware and Mac attacks among the growing list of dangers.
Mobile commerce is revolutionising the retail sector, a new report says, with 68% of Australian consumers planning to use mobile devices for transactions and payments in the future.
An IT security expert is urging small businesses to adopt data encryption software to safeguard against major smart phone security risks including data loss and theft.
Internet Explorer users are at risk of a vulnerability that could allow hackers to hijack computers, according to software giant Microsoft.
Small businesses should review their workplace policy in the lead-up to Christmas in order to minimise the risks associated with social media, according to a security expert.
Software maker AVG is testing a new anti-virus program called AVG Threat Labs. The program connects with the existing LinkScanner software, and allows users to gain information about a URL by simply typing the address in a search bar.