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Breaking: Fake ATO email distributes malware on enormous scale

Tens of thousands of Australians are at risk of downloading a virus with a single click thanks to a malware spam email designed to impersonate the ATO.... Read More

Don’t fall for this fraudulent FedEx phishing email

By Jaclyn McRae on Nov 11, 2016

An opportunistic new fake FedEx email scam tries to dupe recipients into handing over their Microsoft account details. 

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Another massive AGL paperless invoice scam email doing ...

By Annamaria Montagnese on Nov 3, 2016

Thousands of fake AGL emails have been delivered to unsuspecting email users this week. Although the AGL brand has been used many times recently by cyber criminals, this one in particular is the same as the most recent phishing run MailGuard reported and blocked last month.

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Macquarie Bank online banking users beware of zero-day ...

By Annamaria Montagnese on Nov 3, 2016

Receiving an email from your bank is common – but beware clicking links from within these emails as you could fall victim to a sophisticated phishing scam.

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Europol’s global cybercrime report: Nine things you ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Nov 2, 2016

A 2016 internet crime threat report has thrown light on the newest challenges facing businesses worldwide.

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How to write a BYOD policy that doesn’t compromise ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Oct 26, 2016

How often do you or your employees use a personal phone to access work emails, calendars and applications?

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Brazen cybercriminals offer email security tips in new ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Oct 19, 2016

A malicious email detected by MailGuard uses anti-virus security tips to dupe recipients.

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Financial services CEO’s contacts targeted in new ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Oct 18, 2016

 Contacts of a prominent CEO in the financial services sector are being targeted in a Dropbox spear-phishing scam identified by MailGuard.

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Fake AGL ransomware invoice strikes again

By Jaclyn McRae on Oct 14, 2016

 A new version of a phishing email impersonating energy giant AGL, and containing dangerous ransomware, is again hitting Australian inboxes.

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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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Cybersecurity experts converge on Melbourne: 10 things ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Oct 11, 2016

 Some of the world’s top cybersecurity experts gathered in Melbourne this week for the Australian Internet Governance Forum.

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Latest Apple phishing scam: Fake or real? Can you pick ...

By Annamaria Montagnese on Oct 10, 2016

 A new email phishing scam impersonating Apple is hitting inboxes. At the time of detection early Friday morning (AEST) by MailGuard, 68 other antivirus vendors were not marking the scam as malicious.

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Why cybersecurity deserves a spot on the board

By Jaclyn McRae on Oct 5, 2016

The mammoth risks posed by a cybersecurity breach means leaders need to tackle the growing threat at board level, according to Australia’s Prime Minister.

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Ten vital messages from PM Malcolm Turnbull’s US ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Oct 3, 2016

 Australian expertise can help solve global cybersecurity headaches, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has told a US cybersecurity forum.

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Don’t click: Well-known university impersonated in ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Sep 28, 2016

The compromised email account of an Australian university staff member has been used by cybercriminals to distribute malware in a new phishing scam discovered by MailGuard today.

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Office 365, Xero, DropBox: Why email scammers hide ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Sep 22, 2016

New phishing and malware attacks today targeting Office 365, Xero and DropBox users have emphasised a growing trend of brand exploitation.

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