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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

Study: Only 1% of Aus companies “very confident” about ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Apr 24, 2017

 Only one percent of Australia’s top 100 companies feel “very confident” about being safe from cyber attacks, a new survey has found.

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25% of staff are playing inbox roulette – and ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Apr 24, 2017

 Email has quickly become an integral part of people’s lives. But it's fast becoming expensive (and no, I don’t mean the daily flood of offers from your favourite shops).

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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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Breaking: Bold PayPal scam phishes for passwords, bank ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Sep 20, 2016

A brazen new PayPal phishing email attempts to steal a range of private information including ATM pins and credit card details.

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Accounting sector targeted in successive Trojan email ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Sep 19, 2016

 Accountants and bookkeepers have been the target of high-volume phishing attacks in the past week.

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Latest threat: New Google Drive phishing scam hits ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Sep 14, 2016

 A new Google Drive phishing scam email hitting inboxes today uses a compromised account to try to trick recipients into clicking an email from a familiar name.

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Breaking: Cybercriminals impersonate Intuit QuickBooks ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Sep 14, 2016

 A major cloud-accounting provider is being impersonated in a malicious new email scam.

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Cybercriminals launch fake Xero invoice attack, ...

By MailGuard Editor on Sep 12, 2016

 Scam emails leveraging the familiar brand of cloud accounting company Xero have delivered malware to inboxes across Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

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