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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

Alert: Ransomware hidden in fake ASIC renewal notice

By Jaclyn McRae on Mar 6, 2017

 Australians have been warned to avoid clicking a malicious email purporting to be from ASIC.

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Watch a single click become a company-wide catastrophe

By Jaclyn McRae on Jan 19, 2017

It’s lunchtime, but Stephen is behind after the holiday break. He grabs a sandwich, returns to his desk, has a quick browse of Facebook and checks his personal email before getting back to his to-do list.

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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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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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CyberCrime Network Behind AGL Targets Australia Post ...

By Annamaria Montagnese on Jul 11, 2016

In a new email scam breaking early Monday, the same cybercrime network behind the recent AGL attacks appear to have moved their focus to Australia Post. The email claims that a package was unable to be delivered because nobody was home, and asks recipients to click a link.

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Emerging threat: Invoice Attachments, Revisiting an ...

By Annamaria Montagnese on Mar 24, 2016

A new spin on an old malware scam that we haven’t seen for a while has begun circulating. In what may be the precursor to a larger run, scammers are now revisiting the use of invoice attachments to engage their target.

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What’s In A Name? - How Email Scams Are Impacting Big ...

By Craig McDonald on Mar 23, 2016

There is an old adage that it takes years to build a good reputation and mere seconds to destroy it. But what if you’re a big business whose reputation has sustained damage from elements outside of your control?

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New Macro Word Malware Email Scams Hidden in Zip File ...

By Annamaria Montagnese on Mar 17, 2016

New tactics to bypass traditional anti-virus defences are ever developing, but this latest run shows a series of varying aspects to each email.

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Breaking: IT Professionals Targeted With Amazon Web ...

By Annamaria Montagnese on Mar 15, 2016

A new threat purporting to be from Amazon Web Services (AWS) is targeting IT professionals, with a new phishing email designed to trick technical staff into handing over account and credit card details to cyber criminals.

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Cyber Criminals Using Telstra Brand To Target ...

By Annamaria Montagnese on Mar 11, 2016

In anticipation of a large-scale campaign, MailGuard have identified and blocked a new phishing variant purporting to be from the telco giant, Telstra.

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Breaking: Scammers Shift to Social with New AusPost ...

By Richard Price on Mar 7, 2016

In a new scam breaking early Monday, scammers are employing sophisticated social engineering techniques with a new Australia Post ransomware attack.

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Another Fake AFP Email Scam Targets Australians with ...

By Richard Price on Jan 20, 2016

Australians have again been targeted with another fake Australian Federal Police (AFP) infringement campaign which attempts to trick users into downloading damaging ransomware.

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Crypto Ransomware Attack Disguised as Australia Post ...

By Daniel Graziano on Aug 25, 2015

MailGuard have successfully identified and blocked another email crypto run by cyber criminals based in Russia. These offenders are impersonating Australia Post and directing attacks at Australians alerting the email recipient of a supposed parcel that was delivered to their residence.

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Windows 10 Malware Email Scam Is Holding Businesses ...

By Daniel Graziano on Aug 11, 2015

A malicious email spam campaign has held businesses for ransom after downloading an email attachment purporting to be from Microsoft.

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