GDPR + NDB: Tough Cybersecurity Laws - Weekly ...

By Emmanuel Marshall on Nov 17, 2017

 

It's been a non-stop week at MailGuard with multiple brandjacking, phishing and malware scams detected and blocked by our threat detection engines.

Our CEO, Craig McDonald wrote an insightful article for the blog on Monday explaining the potential impact of the new EU's GDPR regime. Craig will be speaking at the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) Western Australia next week, discussing the challenges cybersecurity presents to business leaders.

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Craig McDonald to Speak about Cybercrime Prevention at ...

By Emmanuel Marshall on Nov 17, 2017

 

On Tuesday (21 Nov) MailGuard's CEO Craig McDonald - author of ‘Surviving the Rise of Cybercrime’ - will be speaking at a leadership seminar hosted by the Australian Institute of Management Western Australia (AIM WA).

The AIM is an international not-for-profit organisation dedicated to facilitating thought leadership in the management sphere.

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Scammers Going After Your Login Info - Threat Update

By Emmanuel Marshall on Nov 16, 2017

 

This morning MailGuard detected a new phishing email using a fake message pretending to be from telecommunications company Vocus.

The initial contact with the intended victim is an email which asks them to advise the payment status of an ‘attached invoice.’

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This ‘Invoice’ Could be Very Costly Indeed - Scam Alert

By Emmanuel Marshall on Nov 15, 2017


Over the last 24 hours, MailGuard has intercepted a generic malicious email attack that has a link to a malware file disguised in a Word document.

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New NDB Data-Security Regime: Is Your Business Ready?

By Emmanuel Marshall on Nov 14, 2017


Thanks to the global online marketplace, businesses can find customers, manage workforces and accept payments more easily than ever before.

Australians are embracing the internet as a place to do business in record numbers and that’s great news, as long as everything works smoothly. Email, e-commerce and cloud storage platforms have become the foundation of day-to-day business activity, but they also create opportunities for infiltration and fraud. The problem that businesses face, trading online, is the risk of data breaches; valuable information falling into the wrong hands.

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Fake Netflix and PayPal Scams - Weekly MailGuard Digest

By Emmanuel Marshall on Nov 10, 2017

 

Another Busy Week on the Frontlines of Cybercrime Prevention


There's no rest for cyber-crime-fighters. Criminals are firing out emails at the rate of millions a minute, so keeping our client's inboxes clean and safe is a non-stop job. 

Yesterday, our CEO Craig McDonald published a post addressing the notorious fake Netflix email scam that's sweeping across the net. 
Our systems first detected this latest barrage of fake Netflix emails on Friday of last week 
and promptly stopped the malicious emails from entering our client’s inboxes. 

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PayPal Brandjacked in New Criminal Email Attack

By Emmanuel Marshall on Nov 9, 2017


In the past 24 hours, MailGuard has blocked a new criminal intent email going after credit card information. With a subject that reads ‘Your PayPal account has been limited,’ this one is designed to look like an admin email from PayPal, but of course it is completely fake.

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New Email Scam Using Fake Netflix Website

By Emmanuel Marshall on Nov 3, 2017

 

A scam email has appeared today that is pretending to be from Netflix. MailGuard detected the new scam early this morning, and stopped the malicious emails from entering our client’s inboxes.

This scam email is relatively well designed. The scammers are using a template system to generate individualised messages with specific recipient data. 

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50,000 Employee Files Exposed by Server Security Error

By Emmanuel Marshall on Nov 3, 2017


Another reminder this week of the vital importance of securing sensitive data and IP. 
Just as we were shaking our collective heads at the misfortunes of Equifax and their data breach - which saw the personal details of millions of individuals leaked online - another breach has come to light that has exposed the personal details of nearly 50,000 government and corporate employees.

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New Email Scam: Fake Microsoft Website Designed to ...

By Emmanuel Marshall on Oct 30, 2017

 

In the early hours of this morning a new email phishing scam emerged, impersonating Microsoft Office 365. 

The attack consists of a deceptively simple HTML email message, telling the recipient that their email account is over quota and that they need to upgrade their plan.

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Emerging Ransomware Attack – ‘Bad Rabbit’ – Hitting ...

By Emmanuel Marshall on Oct 26, 2017

 

New Ransomware Attack:


On Tuesday morning (24
th Oct) a new ransomware attack started appearing in Russia and surrounding regions. Dubbed ‘Bad Rabbit’, this malware seems to be targeted at corporate networks and is disguised as a fake Adobe Flash Installer.

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Alert: Another fake email bill scam impersonating ...

By Emmanuel Marshall on Oct 25, 2017

 

Breaking security news: Email scam uses fakeTelstra branding to try and ambush recipients

A large run of malicious emails were detected and intercepted by our team. The scam email impersonates an electronic billing notification for Telstra customers and is quite well designed, and hard to distinguish from a real Telstra communication.

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An Email Scammer Posing as A Friendly Photographer

By Emmanuel Marshall on Oct 24, 2017

 

Our Tuesday morning kicked off with a new scam from a bad-guy posing as a friendly photographer. Our team spotted this threat targeting inboxes mid-morning (AEST) and protected our clients from the threat immediately.

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