Silly (Shopping) Season is Upon Us

Posted by Craig McDonald on 22 November 2018 16:15:08 AEDT

It’s officially silly (shopping) season. Inboxes around the world are starting to fill up with crazy hot sales, festive deals, and year-end promotions.

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Scammers brandjack E-Toll & MyTax, send malicious emails

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 16 November 2018 13:18:25 AEDT

MailGuard has detected a new scam based on fake E-Toll and MyTax emails.

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Beware of this invoice email scam brandjacking Xero

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 16 November 2018 10:06:23 AEDT

Popular cloud accounting company Xero is among the latest firms to be brandjacked. Cybercriminals are sending hoax invoice notifications purporting to be from the company to users.

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Extortion phishing! Wide ranging email attacks landing in Aussie inboxes

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 15 November 2018 17:03:02 AEDT

Extortion phishing scams have been on the rise lately, fuelled by multiple data breaches that have leaked mass amounts of personal information. MailGuard intercepted a particularly large run of such a scam on early Wednesday AEST. There are several variations of the email scam, each attempting to blackmail their target.

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When Employees Go Rogue: Guarding Against Malicious Insider Attacks

Posted by Craig McDonald on 14 November 2018 10:49:04 AEDT

Shady and shifty or just another regular Jo? Much like Ted Bundy was considered a charismatic guy, you can never be too sure of the biggest personnel threats to your organisation. Don’t we always see in the news that it’s Susan the lovely office manager who seems to be the one channeling company funds into her own accounts? 

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Fraudulent invoice email impersonates MYOB

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 09 November 2018 11:47:23 AEDT

You can never be too careful when clicking on any links or attachments sent via email, even if the sender purports to be someone from an established and well-known company.

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Phishing attack delivered via fraudulent FedEx notification

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 08 November 2018 14:05:54 AEDT

Cybercriminals continue to leverage popular trends like online shopping to prey on consumers and trick them into revealing confidential data.

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Phishing scam email mimics Westpac; claims your account is ‘locked’

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 08 November 2018 10:02:11 AEDT

Think twice before opening any attachments purporting to be from Westpac. The established bank has been brandjacked by cybercriminals attempting to steal confidential data from users.

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Beware: ANZ impersonated in insidious phishing email scam

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 31 October 2018 15:57:10 AEDT

Cybercriminals have brandjacked ANZ and are circulating fraudulent emails purporting to be from the bank in a bid to steal users’ confidential data.

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Cleverly disguised ‘job application’ email downloads malicious payload

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 29 October 2018 14:54:36 AEDT

Don't be fooled if your receive an email masquerading as a job application. The email contains a fraudulent resume that can infect your computer.

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Fake email parcel scam mimics DHL

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 26 October 2018 11:08:44 AEDT

A fake DHL email is putting Australian inboxes at risk. 

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Social Engineering: The Psychological Tools Of Cybercrime

Posted by Craig McDonald on 26 October 2018 08:05:00 AEDT

“How did I fall for that?”

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Fraudulent fax email contains malicious XLSX file

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 23 October 2018 17:15:01 AEDT

Malicious files can masquerade in any form, and cybercriminals often take advantage of this fact when tricking innocent victims.

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Don’t be the next headline. New report finds 291 records breached per second in H1 2018

Posted by Craig McDonald on 19 October 2018 15:30:55 AEDT

Released last week, Gemalto’s Breach Level Index found that over 4.5 billion data records were breached in the first half of this year - up 1,751% from the same time last year. That translates to 291 data records being breached per second in the first half of 2018.

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Phishing email alert: Apple Pay brandjacked in sophisticated attack

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 18 October 2018 14:26:18 AEDT

As cybercrime morphs and evolves in complexity, cybercriminals are increasingly mimicking well-known brands and trusted companies, brandjacking them in a bid to infect computer systems and to steal sensitive data.

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