Email titled “Refund Notice” uses malicious password-protected attachment to infect systems

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 27 May 2020 17:12:49 AEST

MailGuard has intercepted a fraudulent email that uses a malicious attachment disguised as an invoice to infect systems.

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Cyber-attacks on Toll Group, BlueScope, Service NSW are “just the tip of the iceberg”: Alastair MacGibbon

Posted by Craig McDonald on 26 May 2020 11:06:53 AEST

In a year already marred by natural and biological crises, cybersecurity failures remain a critical threat. 

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Phishing email titled “Final Alert” threatens to suspend user’s “email service”

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 21 May 2020 18:15:07 AEST

Users are advised to be wary of this phishing email that aims to manipulate users into handing over their confidential data.

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Phishing email spoofs Qantas; uses “Coronavirus Relief Bonus” to trick users

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 19 May 2020 17:25:27 AEST

MailGuard has intercepted a phishing email scam purporting to be sent from Qantas titled “Your Coronavirus Relief Bonus is about to expire”.

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Is your business ready to defend itself from sinister scams this EOFY?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 19 May 2020 14:05:59 AEST

Tax refunds supposedly from national taxation bodies. Requests to verify accounts from well-known banks via a link. Attachments containing delayed invoices from suppliers. 

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EOFY scams are coming. And this year, they may be more dangerous than ever.

Posted by MailGuard on 15 May 2020 11:19:01 AEST

The End of Financial Year (EOFY) is approaching – a period that notoriously witnesses a spike in finance and tax-related scams affecting business worldwide. Just this past month, we’ve intercepted several such email scams, including those brandjacking banks like ANZ & other financial institutions, and those containing statements of accounts. 

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Watch Out: This “Zoom Video Conferencing Invitation” is actually a phishing email scam

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 13 May 2020 17:38:22 AEST

As more companies are implementing remote working policies for their employees in light of the COVID-19 crisis, the usage of popular videoconferencing apps like Zoom is rising – and cybercriminals are using this rise to their advantage.

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Email uses attached “supply list” to deliver phishing attack

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 12 May 2020 14:06:08 AEST

MailGuard has intercepted a phishing email titled “Supply List Demand” that uses a malicious attachment to trick users into handing over their confidential information. 

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Phishing email titled “high-extremity alert” claims messages couldn’t be delivered; spoofs Microsoft Office 365

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 07 May 2020 15:10:45 AEST

It can be alarming to receive an email claiming your incoming messages can’t be delivered, but think twice before you take any action.

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Privacy Awareness Week 2020: Let’s play our part and “reboot our privacy”

Posted by MailGuard on 07 May 2020 14:53:25 AEST

This week marks Privacy Awareness Week 2020, an initiative by The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). It aims to highlight the importance of protecting personal information and to help organisations and employees across Australia navigate the privacy landscape.

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Shopify spoofed in phishing scam; email claims “your shop is frozen”

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 05 May 2020 14:13:11 AEST

MailGuard has successfully intercepted a phishing email targeting sellers on popular e-commerce platform Shopify. Titled “URGENT – Your shop if frozen and has been temporarily deactivated”, the email uses a display name of “Shopify”. It actually originates from a single compromised email address.

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Sex(tortion), Lies and Videotape – the seedy depths of cybercrime

Posted by Craig McDonald on 01 May 2020 12:11:07 AEST

“I am a hacker who has access to your operating system. I also have full access to your account. I’ve been watching you for a few months now. The fact is that you were impacted with malware through an adult site that you visited.”

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Email containing an “updated statement of account” delivers malicious payload

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 29 April 2020 18:21:25 AEST

A new email scam has been intercepted by MailGuard, this time masquerading as an email containing an “updated statement of account”.

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Email notifying users of a “new Recorded Voice Mail” leads to fake Microsoft Outlook-branded phishing page

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 28 April 2020 12:50:54 AEST

MailGuard has detected and successfully intercepted a new phishing email scam that uses a ‘voice mail’ to deliver a phishing attack.

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How cyber-resilient is your business? The ACSC says even “Australian Govt. still requires further improvement to meet the rapidly evolving cyber security threat environment.”

Posted by Craig McDonald on 27 April 2020 13:24:39 AEST

In its report to Parliament in March, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) stated that Commonwealth entities continue to improve their cyber security; however, ongoing effort is required to maintain the currency and effectiveness of cyber security measures.

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