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Warning: This invoice attachment contains a phishing scam

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 17 October 2019 11:33:59 AEDT

Invoices can be very costly indeed – and not always in the traditional sense. A recent phishing invoice email scam detected by MailGuard is designed to trick victims into revealing their confidential data.

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Scam Alert: Phishing email spoofing Telstra uses ‘$500 gift card reward’ to trick users

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 15 October 2019 16:41:13 AEDT

MailGuard has discovered a phishing email scam that is targeting inboxes across Australia.

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How do you make your passwords more secure?

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 11 October 2019 14:04:43 AEDT

It's an important question, considering weak password hygiene is still one of the top factors exploited by cybercriminals when they're looking to hack into accounts. 

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Email containing ‘audio file’ attachment delivers phishing attack

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 10 October 2019 11:04:06 AEDT

MailGuard has detected a new phishing email scam that uses an ‘audio file’ to deliver a phishing attack.

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Phishing email spoofing Commonwealth Bank uses multi-factor authentication to trick users

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 08 October 2019 16:27:39 AEDT

Exercise caution if you receive an email supposedly from Commonwealth Bank – the bank has been spoofed via a new multi-staged phishing email scam. The hallmark of this scam lies in not only how well-crafted it is, but how it ironically utilises multiple safety features to steal confidential data of users.

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Emails purporting to be from PayPal hit inboxes; suspected to contain phishing links

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 04 October 2019 13:58:07 AEST

MailGuard has intercepted multiple variations of an email scam impersonating global online payments system, PayPal. Sent via malicious domains originating overseas, these emails contain links that are suspected to harvest users’ confidential details.

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Phishing email supposedly from Westpac reminds users of the ‘end of tax season’

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 30 September 2019 17:03:25 AEST

Cybercriminals have once again exploited Westpac Bank’s trademarks in a phishing email scam.

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Why is being cyber-savvy & security conscious critical for today's professionals?

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 26 September 2019 17:04:18 AEST

Last month, we shared an exclusive Q&A discussion between our CEO Craig McDonald, and Angus Mansfield, Managing Director of XCentral as part of a special feature during Scams Awareness Week 2019. 

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Shipping notification spoofing Qantas is actually a phishing email scam

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 23 September 2019 16:31:46 AEST

It might sound exciting to receive an email announcing an unexpected gift, but don’t be too quick to follow its instructions – your surprise might just turn into a bit of a shock.

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Phishing email brandjacks Netflix; claims users’ subscriptions are ‘canceled’

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 20 September 2019 16:53:59 AEST

Netflix users, don’t panic if you receive an email claiming your Netflix subscription has been cancelled. The popular entertainment company has once again been spoofed by cybercriminals in a phishing email scam.

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Phishing email impersonating PayPal informs users of "account limitations"

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 20 September 2019 11:20:49 AEST

MailGuard has intercepted a phishing email scam impersonating global online payments system, PayPal. The scam was first detected on Thursday 19th September around midday (AEST).

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Warning: Think twice before you pay this ‘new bill’ brandjacking Telstra

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 17 September 2019 11:28:56 AEST

MailGuard has discovered a phishing email scam that is targeting inboxes across Australia. First detected on Monday, the 16th of September around mid-day (AEST), the scam purports to be from Telstra and masquerades as a bill notification from the telecommunications giant.

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‘Payment update’ email supposedly from ATO is a phishing attack

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 17 September 2019 11:06:17 AEST

MailGuard has intercepted another email phishing scam purporting to be from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). 

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Legitimate-looking ‘account verification’ email spoofs NAB, delivers phishing attack

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 16 September 2019 17:20:23 AEST

National Australia Bank (NAB) continues to be a favourite among cybercriminals who are looking to steal users’ confidential information.

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Commonwealth Bank spoofed again; email delivers multi-staged phishing attack

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 13 September 2019 11:40:31 AEST

With cybercrime evolving daily, cybercriminals are becoming more and more innovative when it comes to tricking unsuspecting users.

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