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There are many reports saying that this or that country is the source of the majority of spam, hacking or other internet harms.

But there is one dataset, open to all, that contains relevant and accurate information drawn from active websites all over the world and what that tells us is not what we think we know.

CoNet Section: 

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission has issued six sets of civil proceedings against Aussie banking giant Westpac, each set in respect of different investigations. If ASIC proves its cases, Westpac will be liable for civil penalties.

BIScom Subsection: 

This spam-scam is fascinating: it looks like an old telex message. Very clever.

But it's still an obvious fraud when you read it.

BIScom Subsection: 

A joint investigation by Four Corners, the flagship investigative series by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and newspapers The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald uncovered widespread allegations of medical malpractice against Dr Daniel Lanzer, a "celebrity" plastic surgeon.

Don't miss our round-up of our top five financial crime risk and compliance (and adjacent) stories this morning.

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It's headed "Thanks for shopping 172.128.45.53"

It claims to be from PayPal Billing - with the address grant5978gol@gmail.com

But it's got information (albeit wrong) that suggests at least some knowledge of our company.

BIScom Subsection: 

This morning, a spam-scam arrived claiming that a subscription had been renewed.

Then a few minutes later, we came across a news article that had something in common.

Is it pure coincidence?

FCRO Subsection: 

US Act S.945 2020 - 16th Congress - Federal Law.

CoNet Section: 
Name of Crypto-asset (e.g. bitcoin, ripple) demanded by extortionist: 

bitcoin

GlobalKYC -Suspicious Wallet Number: 

1Dwi3dsfYEzbU3QDtjNC8DNfoaVNAcNRYC

I could write pages on how difficult I have found it to use SSH on our servers. And I could fill many more with all the advice I've been given, the detailed instructions that were mind-numbingly complicated.

If you don't have SSH access to your servers, look away now.

It's clever. It's simple. It's even got a personal identifier in it (not that that's clever - and it demonstrates that it's scam - for reasons we aren't going to explain in public)

Many people will click on this. They shouldn't.

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