Cybersecurity report finds companies ill-prepared for attacks

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 13 July 2018 11:04:57 AEST

“As a small business, we find it challenging to identify threats and have measures in place to mitigate them with very limited time/resource.”

“I find the board’s posture is too relaxed, suggesting lack of acute awareness of the real risks.”

“Lack of concern and awareness around the risk and consequence. Directors and management are more concerned about accessibility than protection (until an event occurs, that is...)”

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Attention: unusual activity on your email account - click here

Posted by Craig McDonald on 05 July 2018 11:00:01 AEST

 

Does defeating cybercriminals mean we need to try thinking like they do?

The kind of people who commit cybercrime aren’t CEO material. They aren’t even necessarily the I.T. whiz or hacker type; cybercrime doesn’t require a serious technical skill set. The crooks behind online fraud attacks are using technology, certainly, but they are consumers, not experts.

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New login data phishing scam detected

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 07 June 2018 11:50:47 AEST


If you see this email - shown above - in your inbox be warned; this message is a phishing scam designed to harvest your password and login credentials.

“Click on IT Helpdesk Tech to validate your email,” the link text in the message reads.

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Millionaire Nigerian phishing scammers jailed in UK

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 31 May 2018 16:46:46 AEST


Two Nigerian scammers operating out of London UK are now serving jail time over a £1 million+
phishing operation. 

According to UK investigators the jailed men, Emmanuel Mmaduike and Olawale Kashimawo (pictured above), headed a well-organised cybercrime syndicate specialising in email fraud. 

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ANZ Bank trademarks exploited in phishing scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 30 April 2018 13:52:12 AEST


When people get an email from their bank, the last thing they suspect is a scam, so of course, cybercriminals regularly exploit the trademarks of well-known banks to make their phishing emails more convincing.

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New scam: Origin Energy branding exploited

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 12 April 2018 16:21:19 AEST


The fake Origin Energy bill notice in the screenshot above is an example of a new email scam that is targeting inboxes today.

The scam email message invites recipients to view their bill online, but the .doc file the link points to is infected with hidden malware.

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One email can take down your business: social engineering

Posted by Craig McDonald on 05 March 2018 14:03:48 AEDT


Last December, cybercriminals stole millions of dollars from several law firms with a simple email scam.

The scammers phoned the lawyers and asked them for legal advice. After a conversation over the phone they promised to email the lawyers some ‘important documents’ related to their cases. When the lawyers opened the emails they found links that pointed to documents stored on an online file sharing site that required them to enter their email account passwords to gain access.

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CEO fraud attacks up 2,370% since 2015

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 01 March 2018 16:30:55 AEDT


Friday afternoon at a typical office in Sydney, Australia. Most of the staff have left to start their weekends when a junior accountant sees an email appear in her inbox. She hesitates for a moment but then she notices that it’s from the company’s CEO.

‘Are you still in the office?’ the message reads. ‘Sorry to keep you back on a Friday night, but this is urgent: I need you to make a wire transfer for me immediately in the amount of $45,000 to my broker in London.

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Brandjacking scams: data theft and malware hiding in plain sight

Posted by Craig McDonald on 19 February 2018 13:10:08 AEDT


In this age of internet-based commerce, all cybercriminals need to do to take control of our company’s finances or steal our data is get us to click on a link. Scammers have come up with some devious tactics to induce their victims into falling for their tricks, and one of the most successful is brandjacking.

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Netflix Imitated Again in New Phishing Scam

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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 cyber resilience

Posted 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 companies are paying for it

Posted 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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