“I do my best work in the bedroom” – The trials and tribulations of HR during a pandemic

Posted by MailGuard on 09 April 2020 15:18:27 AEST

In every company, the HR function plays a critical strategic role in coping with disruption – but what happens when disruption suddenly becomes the norm?  

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Phishing email sent supposedly from “IT Support” introduces employees to new “Outlook Web App”

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 08 April 2020 18:21:25 AEST

MailGuard has intercepted a new phishing email that masquerades as a notification informing employees about a new “Outlook Web App”.

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Loose kids, funky backgrounds, bad jokes: What NOT to do during a virtual conference call

Posted by MailGuard on 08 April 2020 11:05:40 AEST

It’s happened to the best of us. Trying to log onto a conference call and forgetting the meeting ID and password. Talking with the mute button on or even experiencing ‘frozen faces’ during a video call. Be it due to technological fails or human error, the world of virtual conferencing is full of embarrassing (and sometimes hilarious) mishaps.

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Phishing email spoofing Office 365 asks users to review “quarantined messages”

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 07 April 2020 17:21:35 AEST

MailGuard has intercepted a phishing email masquerading as a notification from Office 365. It is designed to gain access to confidential data, like users’ usernames and passwords.

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Warning: Email titled “IT COVID-19 Update” delivers phishing attack

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 07 April 2020 13:34:04 AEST

The COVID-19 crisis has significantly affected the way we communicate and work, and cybercriminals are increasingly exploiting these disruptions to trick unsuspecting users.

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Email uses image designed as “remittance advice” attachment to deliver malicious payload

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 06 April 2020 17:45:31 AEST

Don’t be too quick to believe everything you read in an email, especially if it’s been sent by someone you weren’t expecting to hear from.

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Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Tesla: What the world’s largest tech giants taught me about dealing with a pandemic

Posted by Craig McDonald on 06 April 2020 10:16:38 AEST

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, new reports showcasing the good, bad and ugly side of tech continue to emerge every day. The world applauded when mobile device monitoring was enlisted to enforce self-isolation, but it was also horrifying to see cybercriminals setting up fake websites offering fraudulent Coronavirus vaccines.  

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Plain-text email containing “payment” details suspected to deliver malicious payload

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 01 April 2020 17:13:33 AEDT

MailGuard has intercepted a new email scam masquerading as a new ‘payment’ invoice notification.

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“Be cyber-alert, not cyber-alarmed”: 5 ways to protect your business as remote working spikes

Posted by Craig McDonald on 01 April 2020 16:38:17 AEDT

Recently, we have seen a surge in cyber-attacks that are capitalising on fears around COVID-19, like this scam intercepted by my team at the end of February, and wider media reports like this one with cybercriminals creating thousands of illegitimate Coronavirus-related websites on a daily basis. 

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Remote working & Microsoft Teams: What we’ve learned so far

Posted by MailGuard on 26 March 2020 09:03:14 AEDT

Q&A with Craig McDonald, CEO & Founder, MailGuard

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Tech: 14 days since COVID-19 Declared a Pandemic

Posted by Craig McDonald on 25 March 2020 16:08:54 AEDT

On March 11, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Two weeks on, and we are seeing technology at its best and worst. Technology is all around us, and as business leaders and tech partners, we understand its power – for good and evil. Here’s a quick look at just a few of the ways that tech is being enlisted during the current crisis.

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Phishing email spoofing Netflix threatens to suspend membership; asks users for photo ID

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 25 March 2020 14:14:16 AEDT

Netflix users, don’t be alarmed if you receive an email threatening to suspend your membership and prohibiting you from watching your favourite TV shows. The popular entertainment company has once again been spoofed by cybercriminals in a phishing email scam.

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Mental/ Physical Health and Isolation during COVID-19

Posted by Craig McDonald on 25 March 2020 10:51:38 AEDT

This week has been a challenging time of transition, not just for our team at MailGuard but for many organisations around the world. Implementing social distancing, switching to a remote workspace, modifying our regular routines and trying to create new health and hygiene habits can really take a toll on our mental health.

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Legitimate-looking phishing email spoofing Westpac claims users’ accounts are ‘temporarily blocked’

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 23 March 2020 12:44:16 AEDT

Westpac users are advised not to panic if they receive a legitimate-looking email spoofing the bank, claiming their account is ‘’temporarily blocked”.

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Phishing email cites users' email domains repeatedly to convince them their mailboxes have been 'de-activated'

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 18 March 2020 14:37:21 AEDT

Checking for personal details within an email is a common method of determining its validity, but it’s key to remember cybercriminals are aware of this too.

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