Fake ASIC Email: Macro Scams are Still Around

By Emmanuel Marshall on 19 December 2017 16:02:32 AEDT


MailGuard intercepted an email scam this morning that's meant to look like a message from ASIC;
the Australian Securities and Investments Commission

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CommBank Brandjacked by Cybercriminals

By Emmanuel Marshall on 21 November 2017 17:19:56 AEDT

 

Commonwealth Bank is one of Australia’s best known and most trusted brands, so it’s irresistible to phishing scammers.

Today, criminal-intent emails were detected by MailGuard using CommBank branding to try and trick millions of bank customers into giving up their credit card details.

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Fake Telstra Emails Landing in Australian Inboxes

By Emmanuel Marshall on 21 November 2017 15:20:09 AEDT

 

A large-scale fake email attack is targeting inboxes across Australia today.

This criminal-intent email is trying to trick people into believing that it is from Telstra. This is well executed fake, using a sophisticated HTML design utilising authentic looking graphical elements and layout.

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Fake Energy Australia Email Drops Malware

By Emmanuel Marshall on 20 November 2017 16:30:05 AEDT

 

It’s a busy Monday for cybercriminals and spam-bots apparently.

The MailGuard system has been intercepting large volumes of criminal-intent emails today, including this crafty number, designed to look like a bill notice from Energy Australia; one of Australia’s largest utility companies.

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New NDB Data-Security Regime: Is Your Business Ready?

By Emmanuel Marshall on 14 November 2017 16:26:27 AEDT


Thanks to the global online marketplace, businesses can find customers, manage workforces and accept payments more easily than ever before.

Australians are embracing the internet as a place to do business in record numbers and that’s great news, as long as everything works smoothly. Email, e-commerce and cloud storage platforms have become the foundation of day-to-day business activity, but they also create opportunities for infiltration and fraud. The problem that businesses face, trading online, is the risk of data breaches; valuable information falling into the wrong hands.

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Fake Netflix and PayPal Scams - Weekly MailGuard Digest

By Emmanuel Marshall on 10 November 2017 17:02:10 AEDT

 

Another Busy Week on the Frontlines of Cybercrime Prevention


There's no rest for cyber-crime-fighters. Criminals are firing out emails at the rate of millions a minute, so keeping our client's inboxes clean and safe is a non-stop job. 

Yesterday, our CEO Craig McDonald published a post addressing the notorious fake Netflix email scam that's sweeping across the net. 
Our systems first detected this latest barrage of fake Netflix emails on Friday of last week 
and promptly stopped the malicious emails from entering our client’s inboxes. 

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PayPal Brandjacked in New Criminal Email Attack

By Emmanuel Marshall on 09 November 2017 17:01:09 AEDT


In the past 24 hours, MailGuard has blocked a new criminal intent email going after credit card information. With a subject that reads ‘Your PayPal account has been limited,’ this one is designed to look like an admin email from PayPal, but of course it is completely fake.

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Warning: Our Brains are on Autopilot Most of the ...

By Craig McDonald on 09 November 2017 14:09:20 AEDT

 

Fake Netflix (Criminal intent) Email Scam is Another Case of ‘Brandjacking’: a Growing Cybercrime Tactic

You may have read the breaking story this week about the fraudulent Netflix email that’s trying to steal people’s credit card details. It's been widely reported by major media outlets like USA Today, MSN and NBC, and in tech publications like WIRED and Mashable, just to name a few.

My MailGuard blog was the first to report on this threat Friday, 3 November. Fortunately for our clients, MailGuard identified and intercepted this criminal-intent email before it could reach their inboxes and do any harm.

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New Email Scam Using Fake Netflix Website

By Emmanuel Marshall on 03 November 2017 16:53:32 AEDT

 

A scam email has appeared today that is pretending to be from Netflix. MailGuard detected the new scam early this morning, and stopped the malicious emails from entering our client’s inboxes.

This scam email is relatively well designed. The scammers are using a template system to generate individualised messages with specific recipient data. 

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50,000 Employee Files Exposed by Server Security Error

By Emmanuel Marshall on 03 November 2017 14:28:11 AEDT


Another reminder this week of the vital importance of securing sensitive data and IP. 
Just as we were shaking our collective heads at the misfortunes of Equifax and their data breach - which saw the personal details of millions of individuals leaked online - another breach has come to light that has exposed the personal details of nearly 50,000 government and corporate employees.

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Scammers ramp up EOFY attacks with new Origin malware ...

By Jaclyn McRae on 14 June 2017 11:51:45 AEST

Australians are being inundated by a huge spike in malicious email attacks coinciding with the end of financial year, led by a fresh batch of Origin Energy emails harbouring malware.

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Update: Westpac brand again under attack

By Jaclyn McRae on 13 June 2017 13:15:23 AEST

A huge new wave of Westpac emails is again threatening Australians’ online security – just as the bank grapples with a major online banking outage.

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“Don’t be the headline when the next one occurs”

By Jaclyn McRae on 09 June 2017 14:01:59 AEST

Business leaders have urged Australian executives to stop being complacent about their exposure to online crime.

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