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Phishing Email Scam: Security Notification For Mailbox (Webmail)

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 07 June 2016 17:27:32 AEST

A new email phishing scam is targeting Webmail users, alerting email recipients that an attempt to login to their account was restricted, and asking them to click through for Account Validation.

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Breaking: Scammers Shift to Social with New AusPost Ransomware Attack

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 03 June 2016 13:57:32 AEST

In the past 24 hours a second wave of Telstra and Google email scams have hit email inboxes across Australia.

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Breaking: Scammers Shift to Social with New AusPost Ransomware Attack

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 02 June 2016 13:01:55 AEST

Be on the lookout for a fake email scam impersonating Telstra which states that your account is ‘Temporarily Limited’ due to ‘An issue with your account.’

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AGL Scam Carrying Crypto Ransomware Torrentlocker Hits Australian Inboxes

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 31 May 2016 14:11:54 AEST

A massive phishing email with links to a crypto ransomware payload is hitting Australia inboxes today en-masse.

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Breaking: Unprecedented .rtf Attachment (Malware) Attack Impacting Millions

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 31 May 2016 12:28:03 AEST

This morning MailGuard is blocking an ongoing run of email attacks with victims totaling in the millions.

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Breaking Attack: St George Bank Phishing Email Scam

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 25 May 2016 14:53:15 AEST

A zero-day phishing scam has hit Australian email users in a bid to steal online banking and phone banking credentials. The phishing email purports to be sent from ‘St George Internet Banking’.

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AGL Branded ‘Electricity Bill’ Phishing Email Carrying Trojan Malware

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 20 May 2016 18:12:30 AEST

Thousands of Australian email users have been targeted with an AGL branded phishing email scam carrying Trojan malware.

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High volume attacks breaking over the past 24hrs – AustraliaPost, ANZ, Google & AFP

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 18 May 2016 16:22:50 AEST

Over the past 24 hours MailGuard has blocked a number of high volume phishing scams that are targeting over 10,000 users at a time. Many of these attacks are ongoing.

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Clever Google Docs Phishing Run Targets Australian Email Users

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 18 May 2016 15:27:59 AEST

A Google Docs phishing email is now circulating. The scam appears to be sent from compromised Google accounts.

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New ANZ Scam: Security Upgrade Email Targets Online Banking Users

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 16 May 2016 15:15:52 AEST

A new phishing scam was identified by MailGuard earlier today, targeting a particularly large number of ANZ online banking users.

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Fast-Breaking Attack: Large Scale CBA Email Scam Strikes On Friday The 13th

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 13 May 2016 18:02:19 AEST

An unusually high number of emails have been intercepted this afternoon with a fast-breaking Commonwealth Bank email scam.

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Fast-Breaking Attack: Bank of Melbourne Scam Strikes Thousands of Businesses

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 06 May 2016 10:40:04 AEST

A zero-day phishing scam has hit thousands of businesses, purporting to be from Bank of Melbourne. MailGuard have identified and blocked the scam. At the time of writing, no other vendor has detected the attack.

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New AusPost Attack: Scammers Change Tactics – From Crypto Ransomware to Trojan Malware

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 05 May 2016 16:43:37 AEST

Cyber criminals have crafted an almost identical email to previous and very recent phishing runs impersonating AusPost.

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ANZ, Wells Fargo & Westpac: The Latest Bank Brands Used By CyberCrime Networks For Email Scams

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 02 May 2016 18:25:28 AEST

A common target for cyber criminals are online banking users. A large number of emails quarantined and analysed by MailGuard recently have identified some interesting scams circulating.

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Breaking: New PayPal Scam Leverages MailChimp Brand and URL

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 28 April 2016 10:00:56 AEST

MailGuard first detected and blocked the scam, which has cyber criminals impersonating PayPal in a bid to steal login and banking credentials from victims.

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