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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

Malicious Commonwealth Bank fraud email targets ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Dec 21, 2016

 Hundreds of thousands of Australians have been targeted by a fake Commonwealth Bank email designed to infect recipients with malware.

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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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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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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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Breaking: Zero-day Russian invoice scam targets ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Aug 30, 2016

A sophisticated fast-breaking payload email identified by MailGuard today exploits a bug in unpatched versions of Microsoft Office.

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AGL Branded ‘Electricity Bill’ Phishing Email Carrying ...

By Annamaria Montagnese on May 20, 2016

Thousands of Australian email users have been targeted with an AGL branded phishing email scam carrying Trojan malware.

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New AusPost Attack: Scammers Change Tactics – From ...

By Annamaria Montagnese on May 5, 2016

Cyber criminals have crafted an almost identical email to previous and very recent phishing runs impersonating AusPost.

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QuickBooks Email Scam Targets Mining & Resources ...

By Annamaria Montagnese on Apr 15, 2016

A sophisticated new QuickBooks scam is circulating targeting businesses that appear to be largely in the mining and resources sector.

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Warning – Don’t Download Files Purporting To Be From ...

By Annamaria Montagnese on Apr 6, 2016

Australians are being hit by many variations of phishing email scams. Today MailGuard identified and blocked scams purporting to be from Australian Recoveries & Collections (ARC).

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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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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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Zero Day JavaScript Email Malware Scam – ...

By Daniel Graziano on Nov 10, 2015

MailGuard have recently identified and successfully blocked a new JavaScript malware email scam.

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Don’t Let This Fake Job Applicant Cripple Your ...

By Daniel Graziano on Sep 11, 2015

MailGuard have identified and successfully blocked an email scam outbreak containing malware appearing to be from a genuine job applicant seeking employment. 

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