PayPal Brandjacked in New Criminal Email Attack

By Emmanuel Marshall on Nov 9, 2017

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 Nov 9, 2017


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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Alert: Another fake email bill scam impersonating ...

By Emmanuel Marshall on Oct 25, 2017


Breaking security news: Email scam uses fakeTelstra branding to try and ambush recipients

A large run of malicious emails were detected and intercepted by our team. The scam email impersonates an electronic billing notification for Telstra customers and is quite well designed, and hard to distinguish from a real Telstra communication.

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Whaling, CEO Fraud, Business Email Compromise… ...

By Annamaria Montagnese on Jul 15, 2016

The attacks can take many names, from CEO Fraud, to Whaling and Business Email Compromise. Whichever name you choose, spear phishing attacks impersonating influential executives continue to be a big problem for businesses of all sizes.

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CyberCrime Network Behind AGL Targets Australia Post ...

By Annamaria Montagnese on Jul 11, 2016

In a new email scam breaking early Monday, the same cybercrime network behind the recent AGL attacks appear to have moved their focus to Australia Post. The email claims that a package was unable to be delivered because nobody was home, and asks recipients to click a link.

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Build Multi-Layered Defences Against Cyber Threats

By MailGuard Editor on Sep 17, 2015

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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Is Your Cloud Email Security Service Truly Protecting ...

By MailGuard Editor on Sep 10, 2015

Every day, cyber criminals attempt to infiltrate email channels and damage or compromise critical business data. For your cloud email security service to effectively shield your business in real time from spam, scams and other malware variants, they just provide a support team that’s ready to go above and beyond.

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Part 4 - Is Your Current Email Security Provider ...

By MailGuard Editor on Sep 8, 2015

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 ...

By MailGuard Editor on Sep 7, 2015

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 ...

By MailGuard Editor on Sep 2, 2015

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 ...

By MailGuard Editor on Sep 1, 2015

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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