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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

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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Think cybersecurity isn’t your problem? Here's why ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Apr 4, 2017

Email fraud, attacks, shutdowns, disruptions. They’re increasingly common occurrences, often with surprisingly innocuous beginnings.

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Why CFOs are the new honeypot for cybercriminals

By Jaclyn McRae on Mar 21, 2017

Less than 60 seconds. That’s all it takes for someone in a faraway place to infiltrate your system and raid your data, should you click the wrong email link.

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Phishing scams are becoming ever more sophisticated – ...

By Emma Williams and Debi Ashenden on Mar 16, 2017

 Companies are bombarded with phishing scams every day.

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High-risk Citibank fraud email puts bank accounts in ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Jan 30, 2017

 Australian customers of Citibank are urged to delete a fraud email being distributed this morning, or risk having their money siphoned.

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Don't click: Cybercriminals impersonate ASIC to ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Jan 25, 2017

 A fake email allegedly from ASIC is disseminating malware on a significant scale.

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False sense of security: Beware of dodgy AMEX phishing ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Jan 23, 2017

The scammers behind a new fake AMEX phishing attack, distributed this afternoon, enlist a sneaky new tactic to boost their click-rate.

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Fake driving infringement notice floods inboxes

By Jaclyn McRae on Nov 25, 2016

 A persistent driving infringement scam is targeting inboxes around Australia with malware.

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Alert: Fake ANZ phishing email aims to hack bank ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Nov 17, 2016

 A realistic replica landing page is the hallmark of an ANZ phishing scam which aims to steal banking log-on information.

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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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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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