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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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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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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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Email scam tactics explained: What are phishing, spear ...

By Craig McDonald on Sep 7, 2016

Every day, cyber criminals are dreaming up new get-rich-quick schemes. Whether impersonating a popular brand on Facebook, offering bulk followers on Instagram, or trying to deceive a well-meaning accounts worker, it’s hard to escape opportunistic scammers.

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Don’t click: Zero-day Optus invoice scam deploys ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Sep 5, 2016

A large run of fake Optus emails uses realistic branding and varying body content to deceive victims and outrun anti-spam algorithms.

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Breaking: Realistic phishing scam again preys on ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Sep 1, 2016

A fake website designed to mimic the official PayPal site is being used in a ploy to steal recipients’ log-in details and credit card information.

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Breaking: High-volume malware attack thwarted

By Jaclyn McRae on Aug 31, 2016

MailGuard is today blocking a large-scale run of email attacks aiming to implant malware with a single click.

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