How Cybersecurity Is Evolving: The Real Lesson of Machine Learning

Posted by Craig McDonald on 11 December 2018 12:19:00 AEDT

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are currently hot property, on the wish and hit lists of just about every company on the planet.

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Breaking Through The Culture Of Denial: Why Business Leaders Need To Share Their Experiences

Posted by Craig McDonald on 28 November 2018 16:58:40 AEDT

Another day, another red-faced exec wondering how his company just managed to get scammed out of thousands of dollars. Embarrassing? Yes. Uncommon? No.

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Silly (Shopping) Season is Upon Us

Posted by Craig McDonald on 22 November 2018 16:15:08 AEDT

It’s officially silly (shopping) season. Inboxes around the world are starting to fill up with crazy hot sales, festive deals, and year-end promotions.

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When Employees Go Rogue: Guarding Against Malicious Insider Attacks

Posted by Craig McDonald on 14 November 2018 10:49:04 AEDT

Shady and shifty or just another regular Jo? Much like Ted Bundy was considered a charismatic guy, you can never be too sure of the biggest personnel threats to your organisation. Don’t we always see in the news that it’s Susan the lovely office manager who seems to be the one channeling company funds into her own accounts? 

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Social Engineering: The Psychological Tools Of Cybercrime

Posted by Craig McDonald on 26 October 2018 08:05:00 AEDT

“How did I fall for that?”

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Fraudulent fax email contains malicious XLSX file

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 23 October 2018 17:15:01 AEDT

Malicious files can masquerade in any form, and cybercriminals often take advantage of this fact when tricking innocent victims.

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Don’t be the next headline. New report finds 291 records breached per second in H1 2018

Posted by Craig McDonald on 19 October 2018 15:30:55 AEDT

Released last week, Gemalto’s Breach Level Index found that over 4.5 billion data records were breached in the first half of this year - up 1,751% from the same time last year. That translates to 291 data records being breached per second in the first half of 2018.

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Phishing email alert: Apple Pay brandjacked in sophisticated attack

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 18 October 2018 14:26:18 AEDT

As cybercrime morphs and evolves in complexity, cybercriminals are increasingly mimicking well-known brands and trusted companies, brandjacking them in a bid to infect computer systems and to steal sensitive data.

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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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Phishing email purporting to be from MyGov aims to steal personal data

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 17 October 2018 15:05:55 AEDT

Think twice before providing any confidential information online – even if it is supposedly to government authorities. A well-executed and elaborate phishing scam is currently hitting inboxes, purporting to have come from MyGov and the Australian Government.

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Series of phishing attacks launched via brandjacked Office 365 emails

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 11 October 2018 17:45:57 AEDT

MailGuard has identified 3 similar types of phishing emails making their way into inboxes on late Thursday morning.

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Bogus Office 365 email brandjacked; delivers phishing attack

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 11 October 2018 17:00:40 AEDT

Cybercriminals brandjacked Office 365 and sent bogus emails to recipients on Tuesday afternoon as part of a phishing attack.

The emails, seemingly sent from ‘Messages Portal Centre Messages Portal Centre’ trick recipients into thinking that their account has been put on hold until they ‘confirm activity’.

It encourages users to click on a View ‘Activity’ link that leads to a compromised website.

The website page opens to a fake Office 365 login page. Users are then instructed to enter their password on this page to proceed further.

The scam is a classic example of a phishing attack that cybercriminals launch in a bid to steal confidential passwords from recipients. 

How to avoid getting scammed

Phishing attacks can be enormously costly and destructive and new scams are appearing every day. Don’t wait until it happens to your business; take action to protect your company, now.

Always hover your mouse over links within emails and check the domain they’re pointing to. If they look suspicious or unfamiliar don’t open them.

9 out of 10 cyber-attacks are delivered via email, so it's essential to have the best filtering service available. 

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New email scam alert: Brandjacked AGL Electricity bill is a fake

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 09 October 2018 13:14:36 AEDT

Don’t be fooled if you receive an email citing an electricity bill from AGL – you may end up paying more than just the bill.

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Think before you click: Fake AAMI branded email scam infects computers

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 08 October 2018 14:24:13 AEDT

AAMI Insurance is the latest company to be brandjacked by cybercriminals in a series of email scams compromising MailChimp accounts.

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Compromised MailChimp emails continue attacking inboxes

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 04 October 2018 16:02:28 AEST

Cybercriminals have now brandjacked Mancer Corp Pty Ltd. and are sending malicious links via multiple compromised MailChimp accounts.

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