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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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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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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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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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Smaller companies are “vulnerable targets”: Australian cybersecurity chief

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 22 August 2018 12:56:12 AEST

There has been a 2500% increase in the sale of cybercrime kits on the dark-web since 2016, said Angus Taylor MP, Australian Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security in a recent interview.
Taylor expressed his concern about this surge in online criminal activity. He noted that there has been “a high take-up of digital technologies” by Australian companies, but about 30% of smaller companies have inadequate cybersecurity measures in place. 

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NAB Bank branding hijacked in new credit card fraud

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 21 August 2018 09:32:05 AEST

The NAB Bank's branding has been exploited by criminals in a new phishing fraud detected by MailGuard.

The email shown above appears to be a notification from the bank advising the recipient that their account “is now locked.”

The message contains several typical elements of a phishing email:

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Fake American Express notification phishing for email passwords

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 20 August 2018 10:54:45 AEST

The email shown above is a new phishing attack detected by MailGuard.

The message sender has used forged American Express branding to try and convince the recipient that it’s a genuine Amex statement notification.

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$10k lost in latest email fraud against Aussie business

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 17 August 2018 10:36:44 AEST

This week the SMH reported the story of the small business owner who lost AU$10,000 in an email fraud attack.

“Small business owner Phoebe Bell believes scammers were watching her emails "for months" before they swiped $10,000 from her homewares operation, Sage & Clare,” the SMH reports.

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Email fraud up 46% on 2017: businesses losing $ billions

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 15 August 2018 09:58:41 AEST

Claire, an intern at a small legal firm, sits down at her desk after getting back from a hasty, late lunch. She gulps her coffee and flicks open her email inbox: 37 new messages. She rubs her temples and begins to work her way through the backlog that piled up during her 15-minute lunch break.

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Hackers use email fraud to rob ATMs

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 14 August 2018 10:16:48 AEST

The FBI warned US banks last week that they are expecting a large-scale fraud attack involving compromised ATM cash machines in the near future.

“Cyber criminals are planning to conduct a global Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cash-out scheme in the coming days,” the FBI advised banks in a confidential message revealed by the KOS blog, Aug 12.

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Fake OneDrive notification

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 10 August 2018 13:34:25 AEST

If you see this message show up in your inbox, please delete it; it’s a phishing attack.

Although it’s been designed to look like an innocuous notification message, the “view completed document” link actually points to a phishing page - shown below - set up to harvest people’s email login credentials.   

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If your inbox isn’t secure your business is at risk

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 08 August 2018 10:03:38 AEST

When you consider how central email is to daily business operations, it’s not surprising, that it’s become the most damaging weapon in the cybercrime arsenal.
Every business still relies on email to do the majority of their daily communication. Everything from stationery orders to corporate mergers is organised and negotiated through the humble inbox.

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