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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Phishing email titled “Payment Confirmation” leads to fraudulent ANZ receipt

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 16 April 2020 11:42:08 AEST

A new phishing email scam has been intercepted by MailGuard, this time masquerading as payment advice.

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Scam Alert: Phishing email containing COVID-19 themed signature spoofs DocuSign and Adobe

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 14 April 2020 13:00:01 AEST

MailGuard has intercepted a phishing email masquerading as a fraudulent invoice notification that is designed to harvest your Adobe Cloud credentials.

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“I do my best work in the bedroom” – The trials and tribulations of HR during a pandemic

Posted by MailGuard on 09 April 2020 15:18:27 AEST

In every company, the HR function plays a critical strategic role in coping with disruption – but what happens when disruption suddenly becomes the norm?  

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Phishing email sent supposedly from “IT Support” introduces employees to new “Outlook Web App”

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 08 April 2020 18:21:25 AEST

MailGuard has intercepted a new phishing email that masquerades as a notification informing employees about a new “Outlook Web App”.

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Loose kids, funky backgrounds, bad jokes: What NOT to do during a virtual conference call

Posted by MailGuard on 08 April 2020 11:05:40 AEST

It’s happened to the best of us. Trying to log onto a conference call and forgetting the meeting ID and password. Talking with the mute button on or even experiencing ‘frozen faces’ during a video call. Be it due to technological fails or human error, the world of virtual conferencing is full of embarrassing (and sometimes hilarious) mishaps.

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Phishing email spoofing Office 365 asks users to review “quarantined messages”

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 07 April 2020 17:21:35 AEST

MailGuard has intercepted a phishing email masquerading as a notification from Office 365. It is designed to gain access to confidential data, like users’ usernames and passwords.

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Warning: Email titled “IT COVID-19 Update” delivers phishing attack

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 07 April 2020 13:34:04 AEST

The COVID-19 crisis has significantly affected the way we communicate and work, and cybercriminals are increasingly exploiting these disruptions to trick unsuspecting users.

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Email uses image designed as “remittance advice” attachment to deliver malicious payload

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 06 April 2020 17:45:31 AEST

Don’t be too quick to believe everything you read in an email, especially if it’s been sent by someone you weren’t expecting to hear from.

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Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Tesla: What the world’s largest tech giants taught me about dealing with a pandemic

Posted by Craig McDonald on 06 April 2020 10:16:38 AEST

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, new reports showcasing the good, bad and ugly side of tech continue to emerge every day. The world applauded when mobile device monitoring was enlisted to enforce self-isolation, but it was also horrifying to see cybercriminals setting up fake websites offering fraudulent Coronavirus vaccines.  

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Plain-text email containing “payment” details suspected to deliver malicious payload

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 01 April 2020 17:13:33 AEDT

MailGuard has intercepted a new email scam masquerading as a new ‘payment’ invoice notification.

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