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Indictment: 2016 Democrat campaign hacked using phishing

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 17 July 2018 15:24:18 AEST

A July 13 Washington Post  article reported the indictment of 12 Russians accused of hacking the US Democratic Party in 2016.

The indictment documentation includes detailed information about the process the accused Russian hackers allegedly used to gain access to Democratic Party email accounts and networks.

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New phishing attack brandjacking Law Council of Australia

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 16 July 2018 15:39:32 AEST

MailGuard has detected a new phishing attack exploiting the trademarks of the Law Council of Australia, Office 365, Yahoo, GoDaddy, Hotmail, AOL, The Law Institute of Victoria, and many others.

This phishing attack is aimed at collecting the login names and passwords of victims.

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Cybersecurity report finds companies ill-prepared for attacks

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 13 July 2018 11:04:57 AEST

“As a small business, we find it challenging to identify threats and have measures in place to mitigate them with very limited time/resource.”

“I find the board’s posture is too relaxed, suggesting lack of acute awareness of the real risks.”

“Lack of concern and awareness around the risk and consequence. Directors and management are more concerned about accessibility than protection (until an event occurs, that is...)”

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Fake LinkedIn network request is a phishing scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 09 July 2018 13:25:50 AEST

If you get a LinkedIn networking invitation from “Professor Barry James Marshall” in your inbox don’t click.

MailGuard has discovered that the fake LinkedIn notification email shown in the screenshot above, is actually a phishing scam designed to harvest your LinkedIn login credentials.

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Realistic fake Telstra email used in phishing attack

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 06 July 2018 11:27:34 AEST


MailGuard has detected a new phishing email attack brandjacking
Telstra.

Phishing is one of the most common and harmful cybercrime types. The sophistication of these email scams varies a lot, from simple plain-text emails to very realistic forgeries that are hard to distinguish from genuine email notifications.

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GDPR: data security is the responsibility of companies

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 03 July 2018 09:50:06 AEST


GDPR - the
EU General Data Protection Regulation - is now in effect. The regulations are designed to protect the data privacy of EU residents, but because the rules affect any company handling EU data, the true influence of the GDPR is international in scope.

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Quote request email is actually a malware scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 12 June 2018 11:30:19 AEST


This scam message is meant to look like a quote request and is accompanied by an attachment containing malware.

MailGuard has detected this innocuous looking message which reads “we will like to know the price and availability of the following item in attach.”

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New MYOB brandjacking scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 08 June 2018 11:24:55 AEST


MailGuard has detected a new email scam attempting to deliver malware to victim’s computers.
The scam message - shown in the screenshot above - shows MYOB branding and purports to be a document notification email.

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New login data phishing scam detected

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 07 June 2018 11:50:47 AEST


If you see this email - shown above - in your inbox be warned; this message is a phishing scam designed to harvest your password and login credentials.

“Click on IT Helpdesk Tech to validate your email,” the link text in the message reads.

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Nigerian Prince scams are still making millions for criminals

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 05 June 2018 11:51:27 AEST


Dear admired friend,

It is my solemn duty to inform you of the passing of your distant relative Mr Mohammed Abacha, a respected member of the Nigerian aristocracy.

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Millionaire Nigerian phishing scammers jailed in UK

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 31 May 2018 16:46:46 AEST


Two Nigerian scammers operating out of London UK are now serving jail time over a £1 million+
phishing operation. 

According to UK investigators the jailed men, Emmanuel Mmaduike and Olawale Kashimawo (pictured above), headed a well-organised cybercrime syndicate specialising in email fraud. 

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Scam: fake St George phishing site steals bank passwords

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 31 May 2018 15:19:54 AEST

 

Scam alert: MailGuard has detected a new email scam using St George Bank trademarks to try and deceive victims into submitting their bank login details to a phishing site.
This cunningly designed scam closely resembles a genuine St George communication.

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Fake infringement notice scam detected

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 30 May 2018 12:34:03 AEST


MailGuard has detected a new email scam that uses fake infringement notices to try and lure victims into clicking on malicious files. 
If you see a message like the one shown above in your inbox, don’t click on the “view infringement notice” link. The link actually points to an archive file which is infected with JavaScript malware.

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New email scam based on fake invoices

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 29 May 2018 13:23:24 AEST


MailGuard is detecting a new email scam based on fake invoice notifications, as shown in the screenshot above.

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New scam using fake MYOB branding

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 28 May 2018 14:22:46 AEST


MailGuard has detected a new phishing scam using MYOB branding to deceive victims into giving up their Microsoft login data on a phishing site (shown in the screenshot above).

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