Watch Out: Phishing email sent from compromised account claims to share a ‘secure’ document via Microsoft SharePoint

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 18 June 2021 12:28:20 AEST

Launching phishing email scams via compromised accounts continues to be a popular technique among cybercriminals looking to deceive users. MailGuard has intercepted a new phishing email scam that originates from a compromised email account belonging to a user at Anglican Care, an aged care facility.

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The anatomy of a phishing email scam: How social engineering techniques trick users

Posted by Craig McDonald on 17 June 2021 16:19:05 AEST

A personalised and targeted email, an opportune offer and the impersonation of multiple brands – some of the techniques employed by cybercriminals in a phishing email scam that resulted in a property buyer losing thousands of dollars as part of a ‘deposit’, supposedly for his new apartment.

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Don’t be fooled by this DHL-themed phishing email claiming ‘you have a package pending delivery in Terminal 1’

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 09 June 2021 17:19:46 AEST

MailGuard has intercepted another phishing email that impersonates popular shipping company DHL, masquerading as a delivery alert in order to trick users.

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Warning: Phishing email purporting to be from Australia Post claims your parcel will be returned

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 04 June 2021 11:56:02 AEST

Australia Post continues to be popular among cybercriminals looking to trick users, especially as we approach the End of Financial Year (EOFY).

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“The worst year ever”: 5 lessons on ransomware from 2020

Posted by MailGuard on 04 June 2021 11:31:03 AEST

“By any measure, 2020 was the worst year ever when it comes to ransomware and related extortion events. And if we don’t break the back of this cycle, a problem that’s already bad is going to get worse.”

- Acting Deputy Attorney General John Carlin, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), April 2021

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Watch Out: DHL-themed phishing email scam claims you have an ‘undelivered parcel’

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 28 May 2021 14:51:07 AEST

As we head closer to the End of Financial Year (EOFY), cybercriminals continue using parcel delivery related lures to trick users.

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Warning: Remittance advice email purporting to be from ‘Aussie Broadband’ leads to fake Microsoft-branded phishing pages

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 28 May 2021 13:49:26 AEST

MailGuard has intercepted a phishing email scam that claims to deliver ‘remittance advice’ in order to trick users.

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Ransomware: To pay or not to pay? 5 factors to consider

Posted by Craig McDonald on 28 May 2021 09:00:41 AEST

Your business data is being held hostage, encrypted with only your attackers holding the keys. So, do you pay up the ransom, or try to recover without handing over company profits to cybercriminals?

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Scam Alert: Phishing email impersonating DHL informs users of a failed delivery attempt

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 14 May 2021 18:26:24 AEST

Cybercriminals continue impersonating popular shipping company DHL in phishing scams designed to steal confidential data.

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Don’t be fooled: Phishing email masquerading as delivery alert leads to fake Australia Post-branded pages

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 14 May 2021 13:47:19 AEST

Parcel-delivery scams continue targeting inboxes as the End of Financial Year (EOFY) approaches. MailGuard has intercepted a new phishing email scam that purports to be a delivery alert, ultimately leading to fraudulent pages employing Australia Post’s branding.

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Warning: Another DHL-themed phishing email scam intercepted as the EOFY approaches

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 05 May 2021 19:02:07 AEST

International shipping company DHL is once again the subject of a phishing email scam intercepted by MailGuard.

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Phishing email sent from compromised account employs Microsoft and Adobe Spark branding

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 30 April 2021 14:46:18 AEST

A new phishing email scam intercepted by MailGuard is a good reminder of the importance of thinking twice before clicking on links within an email – even if it appears to be sent from a legitimate sender.

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“Prevention is really important”: The ACCC urges businesses to be wary of business email compromise scams

Posted by MailGuard on 30 April 2021 13:07:45 AEST

Business email compromise (BEC) scams have been around for a while, but their continued success at bringing down organisations (both large & small) shows we’re dealing with an adversary that is constantly looking for ways to exploit our systems, our psychology & our trust.  

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MFA: Identity is the “new security perimeter”

Posted by MailGuard on 30 April 2021 12:53:36 AEST

It’s integral that businesses proactively take steps to enhance identity-related security measures like MFA because since the COVID-19 pandemic, “identity has become the new security perimeter” according to many experts, including Microsoft. 

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Think before you click: Phishing email impersonating WeTransfer masquerades as a file-sharing alert

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 23 April 2021 14:00:15 AEST

Using business documents, including contracts, legal documents and finance records, as trojan horses to deliver cyber-attacks continues to be a popular technique among cybercriminals looking to trick users.

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