The hacking tactics in Mueller indictment are used in crime daily

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 10 September 2018 11:44:00 AEST

The worlds of politics and cybercrime collided in 2016 when Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign HQ was infiltrated by hackers. The incident led to the exposure of thousands of sensitive private documents, a storm of controversy and potentially, the disruption of the US democratic process.

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Domain spoofing: how hackers hijack companies online

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 24 August 2018 11:49:31 AEST

When hackers set about breaking into a company’s computers, they start with phishing emails. Their objective is to get one person inside their target company to click a link to a fake website they’ve set up and enter their email password.

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Hackers use email fraud to rob ATMs

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 14 August 2018 10:16:48 AEST

The FBI warned US banks last week that they are expecting a large-scale fraud attack involving compromised ATM cash machines in the near future.

“Cyber criminals are planning to conduct a global Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cash-out scheme in the coming days,” the FBI advised banks in a confidential message revealed by the KOS blog, Aug 12.

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The imitation game: email fraud, phishing & brandjacking

Posted by Craig McDonald on 23 July 2018 12:22:15 AEST

The term “imitation game” comes from a paper Alan Turing wrote in 1960 called Computing Machinery and Intelligence. Turing posed the question "Are there imaginable digital computers which would do well in the imitation game?"
While machines are now beginning to answer Turing’s question in the affirmative, the most dangerous copycats in the cyber-world are still humans.

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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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New scam: fake job application email links to malware

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 20 April 2018 16:31:16 AEST


A new scam posing as a job application email is being detected by MailGuard.

The scam looks like a benign message from a job applicant, linking to their resume (see screenshot image above) but the link in the email actually points to a malware file that targets devices running Windows operating systems.

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Fake Enviro Sweep tax invoice used in email scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 06 March 2018 15:22:39 AEDT

MailGuard has detected a new email-borne malware attack brandjacking Enviro Sweep, a South Australia based company that provides sanitation services.

The malicious email takes the form of a fake invoice notification, as shown in the screenshot above. The message comes with a .pdf attachment titled ‘tax invoice,’ which contains a link to a malware file - see below:

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Malware scam: fake Ezi Office Supplies invoice

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 01 March 2018 11:43:01 AEDT


MailGuard has intercepted a new criminal-intent email that is exploiting Ezi Office Supplies branding.

You can see in the screenshot above that this scam message is well formatted and looks like a legitimate invoice notification.

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Phony MYOB email claiming to be from ‘Craftedeals’

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 12 February 2018 11:49:05 AEDT


MailGuard is detecting criminal intent emails designed to look like MYOB invoice notifications from a company called Craftedeals.

The messages contain a ‘view invoice’ button that actually links to a JavaScript malware file.

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New GDPR Regulations: Billions at Stake for Unprepared Companies

Posted by Craig McDonald on 13 November 2017 13:07:29 AEDT

 

Hefty New Fines for Data Breaches

 

Paul Roberts wrote a fascinating article for ‘The Digital Guardian’ about the massive 2015 Hilton data breach.

To refresh your memory; in 2015, the Hilton hotel company suffered criminal-intent data breaches that exposed hundreds of thousands of customer credit card records. Last week the New York Attorney General gave Hilton a US$700k fine for the breach.

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Cyber Criminals Targeting Australians Again With Fake AFP Infringement Email Scam

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 02 July 2015 23:29:00 AEST

Warning: International cyber criminals are targeting Australians again by recycling their fake ‘Australian Federal Police (AFP) infringement scam’ campaign.

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Top 3 Reasons Your AV Isn’t Stopping Fastbreak Phishing And Other Spam Attacks Like Cryptolocker

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 30 May 2015 02:04:00 AEST

Let’s get real for a moment. Your antivirus software isn’t stopping fastbreak phishing and other spam attacks like Cryptolocker.

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The Australian Federal Police Are The Latest Target In Another Cryptolocker Scam

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 30 April 2015 02:08:00 AEST

It is the responsibility of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to protect us from crime. How ironic that in the latest fastbreak Cryptolocker email scam, cyber criminals have adopted the identity of the AFP and are using it to trick unsuspecting recipients into paying them money.

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MailGuard Stops Another Online Banking Scam In Its Tracks

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 25 March 2015 19:32:00 AEDT

MailGuard customers can breathe a sigh of relief as MailGuard has again proactively blocked a multitude of phishing attacks aimed at Westpac online banking users, from entering their business network.

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Cyber Criminals Banking On Yet Another Fastbreak Phishing Scam

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 18 March 2015 22:16:00 AEDT

The cybercriminals responsible for the recent spate of phishing scams pretending to be from Australian banks are back again, with another email purporting to be from the Commonwealth Bank.

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