Do not open: FedEx TNT email scam claims 'Unable to locate you'

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 18 September 2018 16:59:54 AEST

Tell your teams to be careful clicking on any parcel delivery emails this afternoon. MailGuard is blocking a FedEx TNT email scam with a subject line that reads ‘Unable to locate you.’

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Watch out: Another Office 365 Phishing Scam

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 14 September 2018 12:55:26 AEST

Careful not to click through on the latest email phishing scam impersonating Microsoft Office 365 today. The first run of the attack began hitting email inboxes between 8-10am AEST Friday.

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MYOB brandjacked in latest email scam

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 14 September 2018 12:28:32 AEST

 

Take a second look before viewing an online remittance purportedly issued by MYOB. The well-known accounting software company is being mimicked in a phishing scam currently circulating.

The scam was first identified and blocked by MailGuard on Thursday, with subsequent runs continuing into Friday.

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ANZ Scam Aims to Steal Internet Banking Credentials

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 13 September 2018 11:45:52 AEST

ANZ Banking Group is the subject of an email phishing scam being blocked by the MailGuard team this morning, which is designed to steal the Internet Banking credentials of recipients. 

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New Office365 alert is a phishing attack: 'Failure to sync'

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 12 September 2018 18:29:24 AEST

Wednesday morning (AEST), a new email phishing scam started to arrive in inboxes, impersonating Microsoft Office 365. The subject reads: '(5) messages returned - failure to sync.'

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The hacking tactics in Mueller indictment are used in crime daily

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 10 September 2018 11:44:00 AEST

The worlds of politics and cybercrime collided in 2016 when Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign HQ was infiltrated by hackers. The incident led to the exposure of thousands of sensitive private documents, a storm of controversy and potentially, the disruption of the US democratic process.

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Business-targeted cybercrime surging in Australia says PWC report

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 07 September 2018 11:39:45 AEST

In the last two years, 45% of Australian companies were attacked by online criminals.

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"Naffco" email carries malware link

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 28 August 2018 12:44:44 AEST

MailGuard has intercepted the email shown above, which purports to be from a company in the UAE called Naffco.

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60% of mid-size companies are risking fatal cyber-attack

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 28 August 2018 10:14:16 AEST

More than 60% of Australia’s medium-sized companies are undefended against cyber-attacks that have the potential to put them out of business; that’s the finding of a study conducted by Fairfax MediaandKPMG.

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Is your cybersecurity budget well spent? Or are you missing the target?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 27 August 2018 10:47:21 AEST

The image many businesspeople have of cybercrime is a teenager with a grubby hoody hunched over a laptop hammering code into a flickering screen that’s like something out of The Matrix. The imaginary teen finds a backdoor into a bank’s server admin page, and typing like fury beats the computer in a showdown of quick-draw typing.

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Fake St George Bank email is a phishing attack

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 24 August 2018 12:03:08 AEST

This new phishing attack MailGuard has detected is meant to look like a notification from St George Bank.

The message is a relatively convincing forgery with well-formatted text and a sender address with the domain “@st-george.com”

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Domain spoofing: how hackers hijack companies online

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 24 August 2018 11:49:31 AEST

When hackers set about breaking into a company’s computers, they start with phishing emails. Their objective is to get one person inside their target company to click a link to a fake website they’ve set up and enter their email password.

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Watch out for fake “accountant” notification emails

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 23 August 2018 14:32:03 AEST

MailGuard has detected a new email-based cyber-attack (shown above) telling the recipient they have been sent an invoice by an accountant.

“React promptly to download the invoice,” the deceptive message advises.

Clicking on the link takes the victim of this scam to a malicious website containing a hidden malware payload.

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Could your business handle a cyber-attack this afternoon?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 23 August 2018 09:50:14 AEST

"Raise the topic of cybersecurity with any board of directors. They would all probably agree it’s a very important issue, but it’s rare that they would all agree what to do about it. Just asking a few pointed questions can create a lot of energy:
How well prepared are you for a sophisticated cyber attack this afternoon?”

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Phoney QuickBooks email used in new fraud

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 22 August 2018 14:51:37 AEST

If you’ve seen this email in your inbox, best to delete it immediately. It’s a new scam using forged QuickBooks branding to try and trick people into clicking through to a malicious website.

MailGuard has detected multiple variants of this attack, using different company names and sender address domains.

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