Phishing email titled “high-extremity alert” claims messages couldn’t be delivered; spoofs Microsoft Office 365

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 07 May 2020 15:10:45 AEST

It can be alarming to receive an email claiming your incoming messages can’t be delivered, but think twice before you take any action.

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Privacy Awareness Week 2020: Let’s play our part and “reboot our privacy”

Posted by MailGuard on 07 May 2020 14:53:25 AEST

This week marks Privacy Awareness Week 2020, an initiative by The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). It aims to highlight the importance of protecting personal information and to help organisations and employees across Australia navigate the privacy landscape.

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Shopify spoofed in phishing scam; email claims “your shop is frozen”

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 05 May 2020 14:13:11 AEST

MailGuard has successfully intercepted a phishing email targeting sellers on popular e-commerce platform Shopify. Titled “URGENT – Your shop if frozen and has been temporarily deactivated”, the email uses a display name of “Shopify”. It actually originates from a single compromised email address.

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Sex(tortion), Lies and Videotape – the seedy depths of cybercrime

Posted by Craig McDonald on 01 May 2020 12:11:07 AEST

“I am a hacker who has access to your operating system. I also have full access to your account. I’ve been watching you for a few months now. The fact is that you were impacted with malware through an adult site that you visited.”

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Email containing an “updated statement of account” delivers malicious payload

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 29 April 2020 18:21:25 AEST

A new email scam has been intercepted by MailGuard, this time masquerading as an email containing an “updated statement of account”.

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Email notifying users of a “new Recorded Voice Mail” leads to fake Microsoft Outlook-branded phishing page

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 28 April 2020 12:50:54 AEST

MailGuard has detected and successfully intercepted a new phishing email scam that uses a ‘voice mail’ to deliver a phishing attack.

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How cyber-resilient is your business? The ACSC says even “Australian Govt. still requires further improvement to meet the rapidly evolving cyber security threat environment.”

Posted by Craig McDonald on 27 April 2020 13:24:39 AEST

In its report to Parliament in March, the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) stated that Commonwealth entities continue to improve their cyber security; however, ongoing effort is required to maintain the currency and effectiveness of cyber security measures.

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COVID-19 scams continue to dominate headlines: Experts predict 30-40% hike in cyber-attacks

Posted by MailGuard on 24 April 2020 15:53:49 AEST

About a month ago, we reported a rise in COVID-19 themed email scams that were infiltrating inboxes worldwide. These included emails impersonating the World Health Organization, through to those selling face masks at unbelievable prices.

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Latitude Financial spoofed once again in a multi-staged phishing email scam

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 23 April 2020 18:16:17 AEST

In January, we intercepted a phishing scam impersonating Australian financial services company Latitude Financial. Now, a similar phishing email spoofing the company has been identified and blocked. 

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Phishing email spoofing ANZ asks for users’ phone numbers in pre-drafted email

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 20 April 2020 18:12:14 AEST

Cybercriminals have once again exploited ANZ Banking Group’s trademarks in a phishing email scam.

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Sinister cybercrime: Emails notifying users of COVID-19 “relief payment” contain malicious link

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 20 April 2020 14:20:18 AEST

MailGuard has intercepted a series of malicious emails that attempt to manipulate users suffering from financial turmoil and difficulties triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Warning: Multiple extortion phishing emails threatening to release incriminating data intercepted by MailGuard

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 17 April 2020 15:30:05 AEST

MailGuard has intercepted a large run of extortion phishing emails that are demanding ransom payment in bitcoin. 

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Scam Alert: Phishing email shares ‘secure’ files supposedly hosted on Microsoft Sway

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 17 April 2020 13:56:52 AEST

Don't be too quick to click everything you see in your inbox. A new email claiming to share new 'secure' documents has been identified as a phishing scam by MailGuard and has been successfully blocked.

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Video conferencing? Take a minute to think about privacy and data security before jumping in

Posted by MailGuard on 17 April 2020 11:05:06 AEST

In recent days, new reports have emerged about hackers attempting to sell zero-day exploits targeting Mac OS X and Windows users, with price tags for the vulnerabilities as high as $500,000. 

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Remote working & keeping you safe from cybercrime: Top questions answered

Posted by Craig McDonald on 16 April 2020 14:21:07 AEST

It’s been several weeks since many companies (mine included) implemented a remote working policy to keep our employees safe in light of the evolving COVID-19 situation.

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