OnePlus suffers second major data breach in two years
Late on Friday, OnePlus revealed that its systems were breached by an unauthorized third party individual or individuals and that a whole bunch of user information was exposed. Back in early 2018, OnePlus revealed that a data breach exposed the credit card details of some 40,000 of its customers. That breach happened in November of the previous year and included credit card numbers, security codes, and expiration dates. This latest breach appears to be somewhat less serious, but it’s nonetheless annoying for OnePlus users.
An urgent warning has been issued to Commonwealth Bank customers as an email scam hits thousands of inboxes across the country.
The scam, which always contains the words 'CommBank', was detected last week by anti-virus software company Mailguard.
Customers get an email asking them to verify recent transactions on their card.
Customers who click on the transaction details link are taken to a bit.ly page address by 'commbonk'.
When they login, they instantly give cyber-criminals access to their bank details.
Aussie Home Loans is misleading customers, complaint to ASIC alleges
Australia's biggest mortgage broker misled customers with claims that its services are free, a complaint to the corporate regulator alleges. Instead, mortgage broker aggregator Aussie Home Loans is receiving a commission of 16 basis points per year for its services and "providing people with riskier loans that take longer to repay", consumer advocacy group Choice has alleged in a complaint to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).© Louise Kennerley Commonwealth Bank owns Aussie Home Loans.
A Commonwealth Bank spokesman said despite all the resources it has dedicated to stopping scams, some 'may still occur'.
'We encourage our customers to stay vigilant and look out for fraud and scams,' the spokesperson told.
'We offer our customers the benefit from our 100 per cent guarantee against online fraud where they are not at fault.
'Where there is fraudulent activity, our process is to fully reimburse our customers as quickly as possible to minimise inconvenience.'
A blog post shared by Mailguard about the phishing scam said the biggest signs the email is not authentic is spelling errors - and the fact it doesn't take you to the Commonwealth Bank website.
'This is another reminder for those who utilise online banking, to pay close attention to the emails they receive from their banks,' the post read.
'To best protect yourself, it is imperative that you do not click any link contained within an email, especially if it does not address you by name.'
Anyone who believes they have been scammed is urged to contact Commonwealth Bank.
Qld pair accused of Nashville singer scam .
Two Queenslanders have been charged over a scam worth almost $1 million after were investors told they were financing an Aussie singer's career in the US.A man and a woman from the Sunshine Coast are accused of telling investors they were raising money for the singer and that they'd get regular payments based on her musical success.