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Another massive AGL paperless invoice scam email doing the rounds this week

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 03 November 2016 16:53:42 AEDT

Thousands of fake AGL emails have been delivered to unsuspecting email users this week. Although the AGL brand has been used many times recently by cyber criminals, this one in particular is the same as the most recent phishing run MailGuard reported and blocked last month.

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Macquarie Bank online banking users beware of zero-day phishing email

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 03 November 2016 14:47:12 AEDT

Receiving an email from your bank is common – but beware clicking links from within these emails as you could fall victim to a sophisticated phishing scam.

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Latest Apple phishing scam: Fake or real? Can you pick the good from the bad Apple emails?

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 10 October 2016 13:22:21 AEDT

 A new email phishing scam impersonating Apple is hitting inboxes. At the time of detection early Friday morning (AEST) by MailGuard, 68 other antivirus vendors were not marking the scam as malicious.

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Going postal. Email scams target Australia Post & New Zealand Post customers with Cerber Ransomware

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 11 August 2016 17:23:20 AEST

Over the course of 48 hrs cybercriminals have distributed an email scam targeting customers of Australia Post and the New Zealand Post.

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Fake DHL Email Malware Scam Detected

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 28 July 2016 10:50:21 AEST

MailGuard have successfully identified and blocked an email malware scam circulated by cyber criminals impersonating global logistics giant DHL.

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Bad Apple - New Email Phishing Scam Targets User Credentials

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 21 July 2016 17:08:03 AEST

In a new twist on many of the Apple scams we’ve seen before, cybercrime networks are again sending phishing emails to Apple users in an attempt to steal login credentials and other personal information.

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Whaling, CEO Fraud, Business Email Compromise… Targeted spear phishing attacks continue to trouble business

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 15 July 2016 17:03:54 AEST

The attacks can take many names, from CEO Fraud, to Whaling and Business Email Compromise. Whichever name you choose, spear phishing attacks impersonating influential executives continue to be a big problem for businesses of all sizes.

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CyberCrime Network Behind AGL Targets Australia Post with New Cerber Ransomware Scam

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 11 July 2016 17:23:22 AEST

In a new email scam breaking early Monday, the same cybercrime network behind the recent AGL attacks appear to have moved their focus to Australia Post. The email claims that a package was unable to be delivered because nobody was home, and asks recipients to click a link.

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Yet Another Telstra Email Phishing Scam!

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 08 July 2016 16:18:15 AEST

Only days following an extremely well executed Telstra bill payment scam, this morning we have blocked yet another scam.

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Cyber Criminals Phishing for eBay Account Access

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 08 July 2016 15:43:40 AEST

eBay users are the target of cybercriminals in a new variation of a common eBay phishing email. A common tactic used by cyber criminals is to suggest that an eBay account has been restricted and ask users to log in or provide details to enable account access.

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Breaking: Cyber Criminal poses as Telstra In New Phishing Scam

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 05 July 2016 18:26:12 AEST

Telstra email scams are a regular occurrence in Australian inboxes. A new scam phishing email was circulating Thursday which was extremely similar to other recent variations.

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Much ado about nothing? Millions of Office 365 Users Hit with Zero-day Cerber Ransomware Attack

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 01 July 2016 10:10:21 AEST

MailGuard customers can be forgiven for wondering what all the fuss is about. Over the past week, several media outlets have reported on a ransomware attack targeting millions of Microsoft Office 365 users.

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Have You Heard From Gerd? Breaking Telstra Email Scam

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 20 June 2016 17:38:02 AEST

A new scam impersonating a Telstra Email Bill is very well executed and will be difficult for email users to recognise as a phishing email.

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NAB Survey Scam Tricks Customers To Steal Credit Card Credentials

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 16 June 2016 23:01:30 AEST

If you bank with the National Australia Bank (NAB), be warned that cyber criminals are sending out a fake survey with the promise to reward participants with a $75 thank-you payment.

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New Scam Targets eBay Users

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 15 June 2016 18:40:25 AEST

eBay users are the target of cybercriminals in a new email phishing scam. The scam is very well executed, advising recipients that a restriction has been placed on their account, and requesting their action to rectify the problem.

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