When Employees Go Rogue: Guarding Against Malicious Insider Attacks

Posted by Craig McDonald on 14 November 2018 10:49:04 AEDT

Shady and shifty or just another regular Jo? Much like Ted Bundy was considered a charismatic guy, you can never be too sure of the biggest personnel threats to your organisation. Don’t we always see in the news that it’s Susan the lovely office manager who seems to be the one channeling company funds into her own accounts? 

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Don’t be the next headline. New report finds 291 records breached per second in H1 2018

Posted by Craig McDonald on 19 October 2018 15:30:55 AEDT

Released last week, Gemalto’s Breach Level Index found that over 4.5 billion data records were breached in the first half of this year - up 1,751% from the same time last year. That translates to 291 data records being breached per second in the first half of 2018.

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CEOs need to make cybersecurity part of corporate culture

Posted by Craig McDonald on 21 September 2018 09:22:52 AEST

What is cybersecurity?
If you walked around your office and asked people that question, what sort of answers do you think, you’d get?

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Is your cybersecurity budget well spent? Or are you missing the target?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 27 August 2018 10:47:21 AEST

The image many businesspeople have of cybercrime is a teenager with a grubby hoody hunched over a laptop hammering code into a flickering screen that’s like something out of The Matrix. The imaginary teen finds a backdoor into a bank’s server admin page, and typing like fury beats the computer in a showdown of quick-draw typing.

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Phoney QuickBooks email used in new fraud

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 22 August 2018 14:51:37 AEST

If you’ve seen this email in your inbox, best to delete it immediately. It’s a new scam using forged QuickBooks branding to try and trick people into clicking through to a malicious website.

MailGuard has detected multiple variants of this attack, using different company names and sender address domains.

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Smaller companies are “vulnerable targets”: Australian cybersecurity chief

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 22 August 2018 12:56:12 AEST

There has been a 2500% increase in the sale of cybercrime kits on the dark-web since 2016, said Angus Taylor MP, Australian Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security in a recent interview.
Taylor expressed his concern about this surge in online criminal activity. He noted that there has been “a high take-up of digital technologies” by Australian companies, but about 30% of smaller companies have inadequate cybersecurity measures in place. 

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$10k lost in latest email fraud against Aussie business

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 17 August 2018 10:36:44 AEST

This week the SMH reported the story of the small business owner who lost AU$10,000 in an email fraud attack.

“Small business owner Phoebe Bell believes scammers were watching her emails "for months" before they swiped $10,000 from her homewares operation, Sage & Clare,” the SMH reports.

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Email fraud up 46% on 2017: businesses losing $ billions

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 15 August 2018 09:58:41 AEST

Claire, an intern at a small legal firm, sits down at her desk after getting back from a hasty, late lunch. She gulps her coffee and flicks open her email inbox: 37 new messages. She rubs her temples and begins to work her way through the backlog that piled up during her 15-minute lunch break.

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The imitation game: email fraud, phishing & brandjacking

Posted by Craig McDonald on 23 July 2018 12:22:15 AEST

The term “imitation game” comes from a paper Alan Turing wrote in 1960 called Computing Machinery and Intelligence. Turing posed the question "Are there imaginable digital computers which would do well in the imitation game?"
While machines are now beginning to answer Turing’s question in the affirmative, the most dangerous copycats in the cyber-world are still humans.

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New phishing attack brandjacking Law Council of Australia

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 16 July 2018 15:39:32 AEST

MailGuard has detected a new phishing attack exploiting the trademarks of the Law Council of Australia, Office 365, Yahoo, GoDaddy, Hotmail, AOL, The Law Institute of Victoria, and many others.

This phishing attack is aimed at collecting the login names and passwords of victims.

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Attention: unusual activity on your email account - click here

Posted by Craig McDonald on 05 July 2018 11:00:01 AEST

 

Does defeating cybercriminals mean we need to try thinking like they do?

The kind of people who commit cybercrime aren’t CEO material. They aren’t even necessarily the I.T. whiz or hacker type; cybercrime doesn’t require a serious technical skill set. The crooks behind online fraud attacks are using technology, certainly, but they are consumers, not experts.

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How hard/easy is it to defraud your company?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 07 June 2018 14:23:59 AEST


You have your solicitor look over contracts before they’re signed.
Your accountant examines your books to find any irregularities.
There are checks and balances in place to monitor purchases, invoicing, payroll and transactions of every kind.
You’re confident that your company’s financial integrity is well protected, but what about the online realm?

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Email scam tactics explained: What are phishing, spear phishing and whaling?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 07 September 2016 15:28:55 AEST

Every day, cyber criminals are dreaming up new get-rich-quick schemes. Whether impersonating a popular brand on Facebook, offering bulk followers on Instagram, or trying to deceive a well-meaning accounts worker, it’s hard to escape opportunistic scammers.

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Company Data Breach - What's it Worth?

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 14 November 2013 21:36:00 AEDT

Digital information is not only easy to store but also to share. Companies must decide what information is valuable and must be kept secret, and how best to do so.

It's not uncommon to hear of high profile companies experiencing data security breaches in recent times. These events not only bring into question the company's credibility and reliability but can expose a business to unnecessary costs and have lengthy and devastating legal ramifications.

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The 5 Warning Signs Your Email Security is Failing

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 23 July 2013 19:11:00 AEST

1. Support

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