Netflix Imitated Again in New Phishing Scam

By Emmanuel Marshall on 10 January 2018 10:03:08 AEDT


MailGuard has detected a new zero-day phishing scam using fake Netflix branding.

Netflix has become a favourite vehicle for email fraudsters. Their large customer base makes them a valuable target for brandjacking; cybercrime that exploits the trademarks of well-known companies to deceive victims.

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1 Fraudulent Email = $1 Million Lost

By Craig McDonald on 28 December 2017 10:48:37 AEDT


There’s a striking cybercrime case in the headlines this week involving email fraud.

John Kahlbetzer - one of the richest people in Australia according to Forbes - lost AU$1 million in a scam that was as simple as it was effective.

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‘Xero’ Fake Invoice Email Points to Malware

By Emmanuel Marshall on 14 December 2017 13:54:49 AEDT


This morning MailGuard has intercepted a large volume email scam. The messages are fake invoice reminders, using the brand
‘Xero’ to try and inspire trust. The email contains a link which pretends to point at an invoice but actually goes to a zipped JavaScript file containing trojan malware

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Holiday Retail Season is Boom Time for Cybercriminals

By Craig McDonald on 28 November 2017 16:04:02 AEDT


The most profitable time of year for retailers is right now - between the North American ‘Thanksgiving’ and new-year. When business is booming, cybercriminals are busy too. The
holiday season creates a perfect storm for criminals. Retail companies are doing billions in transactions and during the silly season there’s more work to do during the same hours. Everyone is overworked and under pressure, which is the perfect environment for scams to be executed.

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Study: Only 1% of Aus companies “very confident” about ...

By Jaclyn McRae on 24 April 2017 16:56:52 AEST

 Only one percent of Australia’s top 100 companies feel “very confident” about being safe from cyber attacks, a new survey has found.

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25% of staff are playing inbox roulette – and ...

By Jaclyn McRae on 24 April 2017 11:12:03 AEST

 Email has quickly become an integral part of people’s lives. But it's fast becoming expensive (and no, I don’t mean the daily flood of offers from your favourite shops).

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Fake AGL ransomware invoice strikes again

By Jaclyn McRae on 14 October 2016 15:27:10 AEDT

 A new version of a phishing email impersonating energy giant AGL, and containing dangerous ransomware, is again hitting Australian inboxes.

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No surprises as spear-phishing and ransomware lead ...

By Jaclyn McRae on 12 October 2016 17:41:15 AEDT

 Spear-phishing and ransomware are the most common cyber techniques used to exploit Australians, a new cybercrime threat report has revealed.

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Cybersecurity experts converge on Melbourne: 10 things ...

By Jaclyn McRae on 11 October 2016 17:24:29 AEDT

 Some of the world’s top cybersecurity experts gathered in Melbourne this week for the Australian Internet Governance Forum.

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Latest Apple phishing scam: Fake or real? Can you pick ...

By Annamaria Montagnese on 10 October 2016 13:22:21 AEDT

 A new email phishing scam impersonating Apple is hitting inboxes. At the time of detection early Friday morning (AEST) by MailGuard, 68 other antivirus vendors were not marking the scam as malicious.

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Why cybersecurity deserves a spot on the board

By Jaclyn McRae on 05 October 2016 09:30:44 AEDT

The mammoth risks posed by a cybersecurity breach means leaders need to tackle the growing threat at board level, according to Australia’s Prime Minister.

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Ten vital messages from PM Malcolm Turnbull’s US ...

By Jaclyn McRae on 03 October 2016 17:02:11 AEDT

 Australian expertise can help solve global cybersecurity headaches, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has told a US cybersecurity forum.

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Don’t click: Well-known university impersonated in ...

By Jaclyn McRae on 28 September 2016 15:52:08 AEST

The compromised email account of an Australian university staff member has been used by cybercriminals to distribute malware in a new phishing scam discovered by MailGuard today.

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Office 365, Xero, DropBox: Why email scammers hide ...

By Jaclyn McRae on 22 September 2016 11:00:59 AEST

New phishing and malware attacks today targeting Office 365, Xero and DropBox users have emphasised a growing trend of brand exploitation.

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Breaking: Bold PayPal scam phishes for passwords, bank ...

By Jaclyn McRae on 20 September 2016 15:50:00 AEST

A brazen new PayPal phishing email attempts to steal a range of private information including ATM pins and credit card details.

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