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Scam avalanche continues: Origin Energy attack among largest-ever

A huge uptick in email-based fraud attempts has continued, with an enormous distribution of fake Origin Energy invoices containing malware. Read more

Cybercriminals replicate Australia Post website in ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Jan 10, 2017

 A massive run of scam Australia Post emails is bombarding inboxes with malware, with a clever ploy designed to evade virus-detection software.

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Mistakes let down new ransomware email impersonating ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Nov 15, 2016

 Poor grammar lets down a large-scale hoax Australia Post email that aims to install ransomware by stealth.

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No surprises as spear-phishing and ransomware lead ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Oct 12, 2016

 Spear-phishing and ransomware are the most common cyber techniques used to exploit Australians, a new cybercrime threat report has revealed.

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Breaking: Microsoft brand again centre of cyber scam

By Jaclyn McRae on Sep 9, 2016

The world’s biggest brand names are being used to trick people into handing over sensitive personal and financial information. 

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Going postal. Email scams target Australia Post & New ...

By Annamaria Montagnese on Aug 11, 2016

Over the course of 48 hrs cybercriminals have distributed an email scam targeting customers of Australia Post and the New Zealand Post.

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CyberCrime Network Behind AGL Targets Australia Post ...

By Annamaria Montagnese on Jul 11, 2016

In a new email scam breaking early Monday, the same cybercrime network behind the recent AGL attacks appear to have moved their focus to Australia Post. The email claims that a package was unable to be delivered because nobody was home, and asks recipients to click a link.

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High volume attacks breaking over the past 24hrs – ...

By Annamaria Montagnese on May 18, 2016

Over the past 24 hours MailGuard has blocked a number of high volume phishing scams that are targeting over 10,000 users at a time. Many of these attacks are ongoing.

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New AusPost Attack: Scammers Change Tactics – From ...

By Annamaria Montagnese on May 5, 2016

Cyber criminals have crafted an almost identical email to previous and very recent phishing runs impersonating AusPost.

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Circulating Now – Crypto Ransomware Delivered Through ...

By Annamaria Montagnese on Apr 6, 2016

Any Australian who is receiving emails purportedly from Australia Post needs to be wary. Yet another email scam has hit email users en-masse today. We have identified several new Fake AusPost emails as malicious and are urging people to be aware.

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Cyber Criminals Using Telstra Brand To Target ...

By Annamaria Montagnese on Mar 11, 2016

In anticipation of a large-scale campaign, MailGuard have identified and blocked a new phishing variant purporting to be from the telco giant, Telstra.

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Breaking: Scammers Shift to Social with New AusPost ...

By Richard Price on Mar 7, 2016

In a new scam breaking early Monday, scammers are employing sophisticated social engineering techniques with a new Australia Post ransomware attack.

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Breaking: New hybrid Australia Post and AFP scam ...

By Richard Price on Mar 3, 2016

A new type of malware scam is emerging this morning, with cyber-criminals adapting their approach to bypass existing anti-virus and security measures.

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Malware Attack by Cyber Criminals Disguised as ...

By Richard Price on Dec 10, 2015

MailGuard has successfully blocked another attempt by cyber criminals to spread malware through a targeted email campaign posing as Australia Post.

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High Volume Crypto Ransomware Attack Disguised as ...

By Daniel Graziano on Sep 16, 2015

MailGuard have successfully identified and blocked an email crypto ransomware run by cyber criminals impersonating Australia Post today.

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Crypto Ransomware Attack Disguised as Australia Post ...

By Daniel Graziano on Aug 25, 2015

MailGuard have successfully identified and blocked another email crypto run by cyber criminals based in Russia. These offenders are impersonating Australia Post and directing attacks at Australians alerting the email recipient of a supposed parcel that was delivered to their residence.

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