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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

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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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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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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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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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: 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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