New phishing attack using forged AVG branding

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 23 July 2018 11:06:27 AEST

MailGuard has detected a new scam that is using fake AVG branding to try and trick victims.

“Your email account has been BLACKLISTED,” the message warns the recipient, “our service team will terminate its service within 24hrs…”

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AVCrypt: new ransomware targeting antivirus software

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 27 March 2018 14:37:27 AEDT


A computer virus that seeks out and destroys antivirus software; that’s AVCrypt, a new ransomware variant
discovered on Friday.

The AVCrypt malware is designed to locate and delete PC antivirus software Windows Defender and Malwarebytes and then install ransomware onto an infected computer. By eliminating the computer’s antivirus programs before beginning the ransomware attack, AVCrypt effectively removes the local security protection that most PCs rely on to prevent such attacks, making this a very dangerous new malware strain.

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Build Multi-Layered Defences Against Cyber Threats

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 17 September 2015 13:14:00 AEST

Too many businesses put their trust in a single layer of protection when employing a threat mitigation strategy.  If malware manages to slip past that single thin layer, a company’s IT infrastructure is virtually defenseless, along with their most sensitive business data.

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Protect Yourself Against This ‘Tax Return Error’ Scam Email

Posted by Daniel Graziano on 09 September 2015 13:05:00 AEST

MailGuard have identified and successfully blocked another zero day malware scam purporting to be from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). 

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Part 4 - Is Your Current Email Security Provider Leaving You Vulnerable?

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 08 September 2015 12:49:05 AEST

In Part 2 of this blog series, we touched on the topics of malware variants and what level of support is needed from your email security provider to keep zero-day spam and phishing scams at bay. For the third installment, we explored why the current cyber threat environment necessitates a multi-layered security alert system – the only true antivirus solution.

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Part 3 - Is Your Current Email Security Provider Leaving You Vulnerable?

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 07 September 2015 17:03:00 AEST

The Internet isn’t a safe place, and it isn’t getting any safer.

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Part 2 - Is Your Current Email Security Provider Leaving You Vulnerable?

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 02 September 2015 17:18:00 AEST

As discussed in Part 1 of this four-part series on partnering with the best cloud email security provider, you must ask the right questions to determine if your provider offers premium services or if it is still leaving your business susceptible to spam and malware attacks.

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Part 1 - Is Your Current Email Security Provider Leaving You Vulnerable?

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 01 September 2015 15:38:00 AEST

The total damage done to the world economy by virus writers, hackers and spammers exceeds $500 billion annually. This terrifying figure continues to increase with a yearly growth rate of 30 to 40 percent (coinciding with the continual surge of malicious programs). 

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Cyber Criminals Are Getting Smarter - Your Antivirus Won’t Save You Now

Posted by Daniel Graziano on 24 August 2015 17:08:00 AEST

Cybercriminals are growing increasingly sophisticated in their advances to infiltrate your network’s security defences and gain access to critical business data. 

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Advanced ATO Tax Return Scam Detected and Blocked

Posted by Daniel Graziano on 21 August 2015 09:07:00 AEST

MailGuard have identified and successfully blocked a malware scam email purporting to be from the Australian Taxation Office. 

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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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How the fake anti-virus (AV) scam works

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 06 August 2012 22:26:00 AEST

Today I wanted to provide you with valuable insight into a prominent threat on the internet; fake anti-virus software.

Just like any pervasive phishing scam, fake anti-virus uses clever psychology to suck you in.

You can inadvertently download it if you don’t have email filtering or web filtering in place. For example, fake AV was the payload of the elaborate UPS email scam we recently exposed.

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