Beware: Fake Telstra Bills Carry Malware

By Emmanuel Marshall on 22 January 2018 12:31:48 AEDT

MailGuard has blocked a new email scam which is a fake bill with Telstra branding.

This email arrives looking like a Telstra bill notification. Telstra is one of Australia’s largest telecommunications companies, so their trademark is well known and trusted by consumers.

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Watch out for fake Xero invoice scam

By Daniel McShanag on 16 January 2018 16:30:47 AEDT

Careful what you click. Earlier today MailGuard intercepted yet another criminal intent email scam impersonating popular accounting software brand ‘Xero.’

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Social Engineering: Hacking + Psychology = Fraud

By Emmanuel Marshall on 08 January 2018 11:55:41 AEDT

The Brisbane Times broke a story about cybercriminals who stole millions of dollars from Queensland law firms in December. This story is interesting because the cybercriminals involved didn’t hack into the lawyer's network or infect their computers with a virus - they just sent them an email.

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Alert: Fake Suncorp ‘Insurance Documents’ Email Scam

By Emmanuel Marshall on 08 January 2018 11:34:52 AEDT

Be on the lookout for this email scam today using fake ‘Suncorp’ branding. The email was detected by MailGuard this morning and is currently being sent out in large numbers.

The message shows the sender addresses ‘SunCorp Insurance’ or ‘Health Insurance,’ but the emails actually originate from a compromised MailChimp account.

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Email Threat: Fake MYOB Invoice Scam

By Emmanuel Marshall on 04 January 2018 16:06:46 AEDT

Late this morning MailGuard detected a 'fake invoice' email scam using MYOB branding.

The messages used in this cybercrime attack are well formatted with authentic looking MYOB branding in the footer.

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Scam Alert: Another Fake ASIC Email

By Emmanuel Marshall on 04 January 2018 16:03:07 AEDT

New threat outbreak this morning: a criminal-intent email exploiting ASIC. 
MailGuard detected the new attack and prevented the emails from reaching our clients.

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Mass Market Cybercrime - the Threat of MaaS

By Emmanuel Marshall on 03 January 2018 09:52:34 AEDT

Cybercriminals are starting to behave like corporations and it’s not that surprising, considering cybercrime is a multi-billion dollar industry.

Hackers producing malware like trojans, ransomware and spyware don’t usually run solo scams anymore; they set up an online shopfront and lease their products to anybody who wants to use them.

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Cybercrime 2017: This Year's Big Stories

By Emmanuel Marshall on 29 December 2017 15:45:04 AEDT

History may well remember the 20-teens as the decade of cybercrime. 

This year has seen an unprecedented level of new attacks; not only in number but also in intensity. The steep upward trend points to 2018 being worse still. Cybercrime is now the most economically damaging crime category, worldwide.

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Second Criminal-Intent Email Purporting to be Xero ...

By Emmanuel Marshall on 27 December 2017 13:13:30 AEDT

Cybercriminals don’t take vacations; MailGuard intercepted a large-scale email scam this morning, pretending to contain a Xero branded invoice.

The criminals behind this scam are leveraging the trust users place in the Xero brand to try and get people to open a malware file attachment. 

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2018: Can we Avoid a Cybercrime Storm?

By Emmanuel Marshall on 22 December 2017 15:41:09 AEDT

Equifax, WannaCry, Russian hacking; there were weeks when 2017 was like a cybersecurity Twilight Zone. 

A lot of people are justifiably nervous about what might be in store for us next year. The absolute meshing of commerce and the internet creates new opportunities for criminals all the time and we’re seeing some trends in cybercrime right now that could make 2018 a bumpy ride for the ill-prepared.

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How to Spot the Go Via Invoice Scam

By Emmanuel Marshall on 20 December 2017 17:30:00 AEDT

There’s a new email scam out today linking to a fake Go Via invoice. MailGuard detected this email attack mid-morning today. At the time MailGuard intercepted this email, no other security vendors were detecting it.

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Police Action Threatened in CityLink Scam Emails

By Emmanuel Marshall on 14 December 2017 16:54:54 AEDT

This morning MailGuard detected a new criminal-intent email with fake
‘CityLink’ branding. CityLink is a toll-road payment platform operating in Melbourne, Australia.

This well-executed email scam is trying to deceive recipients into thinking they have an outstanding fine requiring payment, so they will click on a ‘view your toll invoice’ link

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Xmas Parcel Scam - Fake Aust Post Email

By Emmanuel Marshall on 11 December 2017 16:23:36 AEDT

Earlier today, MailGuard stopped a new criminal-intent email from arriving in its customers inboxes. This scam exploits Australia Post's name to gain trust.

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Cybersecurity Jargon Explained - A Glossary for ...

By Emmanuel Marshall on 08 December 2017 15:07:22 AEDT

Cybersecurity, infosec, data-security; whatever you call it, this is an industry with enough jargon to make the average person’s head spin. Terms like phishing and ransomware are familiar to most of us, but what is a dropper? And what does a catfish do?

Sometimes it is necessary to be specific to make the message clear, and that’s where jargon becomes very useful.

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Large Scale Fake Invoice Scam Launched

By Emmanuel Marshall on 05 December 2017 16:00:00 AEDT

This morning MailGuard detected a very large batch of scam emails with fake invoice links.

The scam emails we picked up today are linking to fake invoices with a variety of branding including ‘Russian Accent,’ ‘Capital Kitchen,’ ‘Allband Antennas,’ and many others.

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