Watch Out: Purchase order email scam links to malicious downloads

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 18 October 2018 12:55:05 AEDT

Do not be too quick to click everything you see in your inbox. Cybercriminals circulated a malicious email in the form of a fraudulent purchase order on Tuesday afternoon.

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E-Toll Account statements are linking to malicious downloads

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 12 October 2018 11:19:04 AEDT

NSW Roads and Maritime Services becomes another victim of brandjacking by cybercriminals. 2 variants of hoax emails supposedly sent by the government agency arrived in inboxes yesterday.

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Beware of fraudulent eTicket email scam

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 26 September 2018 16:20:09 AEST

In the biggest week of football finals, and coinciding with a surge in upcoming seasonal events, comes the latest email scam that invites recipients to ‘Download and Print Your eTickets.’

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Bogus invoice delivers malware, mimicks MYOB software

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 24 September 2018 13:14:25 AEST

A batch of malicious emails is arriving in inboxes today. They are fraudulent invoices sent from a brandjacked UK based business, and are impersonating the software of MYOB. 

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DocuSign brand spoofed in latest email brandjacking

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 21 September 2018 10:30:42 AEST

Keep an eye out for the latest DocuSign email scam that was circulating Wednesday (AEST). Masquerading as a credit application, the subjects generally relate to a ‘Credit Card Application’ or a ‘Loan Application.’

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FiveSenses coffee spoofed in latest email scam

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 21 September 2018 09:53:03 AEST

Popular coffee brand, FiveSenses, is the subject of the latest email scam. In yet another example of how cybercriminals attempt to brandjack trusted, well-known and familiar brands, the email includes a ‘Payment Advice’ in an attempt to trick coffee lovers, restaurant and café owners to investigate further.  

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MYOB brandjacked in latest email scam

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 14 September 2018 12:28:32 AEST

 

Take a second look before viewing an online remittance purportedly issued by MYOB. The well-known accounting software company is being mimicked in a phishing scam currently circulating.

The scam was first identified and blocked by MailGuard on Thursday, with subsequent runs continuing into Friday.

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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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Cybercrime an “urgent, evolving crisis”: US Security Chief

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 07 August 2018 15:23:49 AEST

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has just announced a new division specifically to handle cyber threats against critical infrastructure. The National Risk Management Center will manage cross-sector responses to cyber-threats against vital US assets like the recently exposed attacks against the US power grid.

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Bug bounty hunters: who are they? Why do they matter?

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 20 July 2018 10:10:11 AEST

In the lexicon of online security there are cybercriminals, black hat hackers (hackers who do crime), white hat hackers (hackers who help prevent cyber-attacks), hacktivists (hackers who use their skills for political causes) and then there are “bug bounty hunters.”

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Indictment: 2016 Democrat campaign hacked using phishing

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 17 July 2018 15:24:18 AEST

A July 13 Washington Post  article reported the indictment of 12 Russians accused of hacking the US Democratic Party in 2016.

The indictment documentation includes detailed information about the process the accused Russian hackers allegedly used to gain access to Democratic Party email accounts and networks.

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FBI stats: email fraud still #1 cybercrime

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 23 May 2018 12:29:31 AEST


The latest
report released by the FBI’s internet crime division - IC3 - reveals that email-based social engineering attacks were the most commonly reported cybercrime category in 2017.

IC3 received 300,000 complaints in 2017, representing estimated losses of more than US$1.4 billion.

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Cyber-ranges: hands-on cybersecurity training to make companies safer

Posted by Craig McDonald on 16 May 2018 13:31:45 AEST


Have you come across the concept of
cyber-ranges before? 

Cyber-ranges have arisen from the growing need to educate people about the way cybercrime works. The name of this new type of training serviceis derived from shooting ranges - safe places where people go to fire guns at targets - because a cyber-range is a safe environment for practising cybercrime defence.

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Beyond crypto: Blockchain as a collaboration platform

Posted by Craig McDonald on 11 May 2018 12:40:09 AEST


The public image of Blockchain technology - especially cryptocurrency, it’s most visible application to date - is controversial, at best.

The example of a Blockchain system that most people are aware of is Bitcoin, and the history of that now famous cryptocurrency has been marred by high profile thefts that have tainted the public image of Blockchain in general.

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AI vs AI: the new cybersecurity challenge

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 09 May 2018 10:26:24 AEST


"The imperative to do AI research is now not optional. We have to build better and better AI security systems because you can bet your life the criminal elements of the hacking world are busy developing AI weapons to attack us..." 
- Bill Rue.

Artificial Intelligence is one of those subjects that is constantly in the headlines at the moment; controversial, endlessly debated and widely misunderstood.

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