Will Email Scams Be Bigger in 2018? - Weekly Digest

By Emmanuel Marshall on 22 December 2017 17:06:42 AEDT

It's been a huge year from the POV of cybersecurity. The number and sophistocation of email scams we've seen in 2017 is a sobering reminder that cybercrime is a growing problem. One of the reasons that email scams persist is that they have a high success ratio.

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Ransomware is Selling Like Hotcakes

By Emmanuel Marshall on 23 November 2017 15:22:28 AEDT

 

You may have heard of the ‘dark web’ but to most of us it’s just a sinister sounding name. For the world of organised crime though, the dark web is a one-stop robbing shop. It’s a place where crooks can buy ready-made software for extortion, fraud, and intelligence gathering.

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Business Owners Hunted - There's Blood in the Water

By Craig McDonald on 22 November 2017 14:20:12 AEDT

 

Over the years, working with people in the cybersecurity field and talking to them about their experiences I’ve heard some hair-raising stories.

Last year I was at a business leaders conference in Singapore, and I got talking to a guy who had learned the hard way how destructive cybercrime can be.

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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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Scammers Going After Your Login Info - Threat Update

By Emmanuel Marshall on 16 November 2017 14:51:47 AEDT

 

This morning MailGuard detected a new phishing email using a fake message pretending to be from telecommunications company Vocus.

The initial contact with the intended victim is an email which asks them to advise the payment status of an ‘attached invoice.’

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How to write a BYOD policy that doesn’t compromise ...

By Jaclyn McRae on 26 October 2016 10:02:00 AEDT

How often do you or your employees use a personal phone to access work emails, calendars and applications?

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