Cybersecurity report finds companies ill-prepared for attacks

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 13 July 2018 11:04:57 AEST

“As a small business, we find it challenging to identify threats and have measures in place to mitigate them with very limited time/resource.”

“I find the board’s posture is too relaxed, suggesting lack of acute awareness of the real risks.”

“Lack of concern and awareness around the risk and consequence. Directors and management are more concerned about accessibility than protection (until an event occurs, that is...)”

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Realistic fake Telstra email used in phishing attack

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 06 July 2018 11:27:34 AEST


MailGuard has detected a new phishing email attack brandjacking
Telstra.

Phishing is one of the most common and harmful cybercrime types. The sophistication of these email scams varies a lot, from simple plain-text emails to very realistic forgeries that are hard to distinguish from genuine email notifications.

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Fake ATO email alert

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 25 May 2018 10:15:10 AEST


The email shown in the screenshot above, showing the subject “ATO Warning Document Received,” is a new phishing scam detected by MailGuard.

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Fake ANZ Banking site used in new email scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 19 April 2018 09:44:18 AEST


An email scam using a fake ANZ Bank login page is dropping on inboxes today.

MailGuard detected the new scam which uses sophisticated graphical elements to create the illusion of genuine ANZ branding.

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‘Collaborative approach’ needed, say cybersecurity experts

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 16 March 2018 11:46:28 AEDT


‘Alone we will fail,’ was the message from Alastair MacGibbon, Head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre and keynote speaker at
MailGuard’s2018 Cybersecurity Awareness Luncheon.

On Tuesday 6 March, MailGuard collaborated with PWC and Microsoft to bring together CEOs and cybersecurity experts in a forum focussed on the rise of cybercrime and the challenges it presents for business.

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Fake St George Bank email scam uses realistic login pages

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 09 February 2018 11:09:20 AEDT


Mailguard has intercepted new criminal-intent emails that are designed to send victims to a fake St George Bank login page.

As can be seen in the screenshot of the email the message is very brief and simply formatted.

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Fake ASIC Email: Macro Scams are Still Around

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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?

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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 Time...

Posted by Craig McDonald on 09 November 2017 14:09:20 AEDT


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.

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New Email Scam Using Fake Netflix Website

Posted 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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