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Cyber Criminals Targeting Australians Again With Fake AFP Infringement Email Scam

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 02 July 2015 23:29:00 AEST

Warning: International cyber criminals are targeting Australians again by recycling their fake ‘Australian Federal Police (AFP) infringement scam’ campaign.

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Another Online Banking Scam - MailGuard Shows You How To Identify A Phishing Email

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 24 June 2015 19:18:00 AEST

MailGuard are seeing further runs of fake emails purporting to be from well-known Australian banks, tricking email recipients into handing over their personal online banking and credit card details.

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Top 3 Reasons Your AV Isn’t Stopping Fastbreak Phishing And Other Spam Attacks Like Cryptolocker

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 30 May 2015 02:04:00 AEST

Let’s get real for a moment. Your antivirus software isn’t stopping fastbreak phishing and other spam attacks like Cryptolocker.

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Beware Of Phishy Emails From PayPal

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 09 May 2015 00:59:00 AEST

If you are looking for online shopping bargains, beware that you may be getting more than what you bargain for in your inbox.

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Research Proves Customers Prefer Online Self-Help

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 01 May 2015 03:28:00 AEST


Don't you just hate waiting on the phone to speak with a real person? You know the deal, you just need to ask a quick or simple question of a company or government organisation and you spend (what feels like) an eternity waiting on hold for a human to assist you. 

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The Australian Federal Police Are The Latest Target In Another Cryptolocker Scam

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 30 April 2015 02:08:00 AEST

It is the responsibility of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to protect us from crime. How ironic that in the latest fastbreak Cryptolocker email scam, cyber criminals have adopted the identity of the AFP and are using it to trick unsuspecting recipients into paying them money.

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FREE Online Podcast: The Basics Still Matter in Email Security

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 28 April 2015 18:51:00 AEST


You may have read headlines screaming 'AV is Dead!' It is anything but, according to CEO and Founder of MailGuard, Craig McDonald, who recently contributed to the inaugural podcast hosted by CMO at Zimbra, Olivier Thierry.

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Warning: Fastbreak Email Scam Purporting To Be From Western Union

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 09 April 2015 01:16:00 AEST

MailGuard identified and are successfully blocking a new fastbreak email phishing scam purporting to be from Western Union yesterday. MailGuard are at the forefront of finding and blocking such fastbreak email scams, therefore protecting our clients in real-time. Please be warned and check that these emails have not infiltrated your business network and staff inboxes. Email users may be handing over personal details including banking information to these scammers.

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MailGuard Stops Another Online Banking Scam In Its Tracks

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 25 March 2015 19:32:00 AEDT

MailGuard customers can breathe a sigh of relief as MailGuard has again proactively blocked a multitude of phishing attacks aimed at Westpac online banking users, from entering their business network.

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Cyber Criminals Banking On Yet Another Fastbreak Phishing Scam

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 18 March 2015 22:16:00 AEDT

The cybercriminals responsible for the recent spate of phishing scams pretending to be from Australian banks are back again, with another email purporting to be from the Commonwealth Bank.

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Scammers Target Unsuspecting Online Banking Customers

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 11 March 2015 00:44:00 AEDT

Customers who utilise online banking are being warned to pay close attention to the email correspondence they receive from their banks.

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Russian Cyber Criminals Target Australians Again With Cryptolocker Virus

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 05 March 2015 20:48:00 AEDT

Just when you thought it was over! Cyber gangs based in Russia are targeting Australians again after a couple months of peace for us down under. These criminals have been focusing on targeting USA and Europe most recently.

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Zero Day Malware Variant ‘Cryptor’ Embedded In .CHM Documents

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 03 March 2015 23:43:00 AEDT

Early this morning, MailGuard have identified a new form of malware propagation where trojan downloaders are being embedded in .chm documents. Here is a sample email:

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The Key To The Best Malware And Spam Protection

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 27 February 2015 02:38:00 AEDT

Any business with a dedicated IT department has some kind of computer or network protection in place, starting with their on-premise protection such as desktop or gateway anti-virus. 

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Hemisphere Technologies Expands Security Portfolio With Cloud Security Provider, MailGuard

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 19 February 2015 03:01:00 AEDT

IT security solutions distributor, Hemisphere Technologies, has signed a distribution deal with MailGuard, adding a cloud security offering to its ever expanding portfolio.

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