New GDPR Regulations: Billions at Stake for Unprepared ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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Hey IT Manager, What Are You Spending Your Time On?


With the level of cloud adoption by businesses increasing, it's clear to see the value of cloud email filtering is appreciated by SME and Enterprise organisations alike. For IT Managers, the burden of ensuring a secure business network is significantly reduced by employing a cloud filtering solution to protect the business 24/7. With the stress of malware containing spam causing havoc to a business network removed, how else are you as the IT Manager benefiting? Cloud email filtering gives you back more time by having experts manage the email spam and malware filtering on your behalf. By having security updates managed for you through the cloud, IT staff are able to concentrate more on core business activities and you might even find you have more money in your IT budget to spare. Cloud email filtering is definitely the key to having constantly updated and monitored spam and virus protection.

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Hit Back At Hackers - Take Proactive Steps To Protect ...

By MailGuard Editor on 24 January 2015 00:43:00 AEDT

Another news day and businesses and government organisations, both large and small are feeling the devastating effects of cyber hacking. 

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MailGuard Breaking IT News: New Online Banking Scam


The very latest in fast-breaking phishing scams could cost CommBank customers if they aren't careful. The phishing email purports to be from CommBank telling ‘customers’ that their statement is available for viewing along with other important information to view. This phishing scam email is sent from

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Email Privacy, Confidentiality And Security In The Age ...


Much has been made about the privacy, confidentiality and security of emails and data stored, delivered and accessed in the cloud. From celebrity photo hacking through Apple iCloud, the online theft of customer email addresses from Dropbox, Edward Snowden’s revelations about Governments spying on foreign leaders and their own citizens, and Google scanning email accounts in order to target advertising - the confusion and relevance of just how safe cloud is, has been recently highlighted in the mainstream media.

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MailGuard Breaking IT News: Recent Tax Return Scam


The latest fast-breaking phishing scam to hit email inboxes is purporting to be from the Australian Tax Office (ATO). The scam email stipulates that a revenue collection agency is working on behalf of the ATO to offer a tax refund to the email recipient. The email asks recipients to click on a link in order to claim the supposed ‘tax refund’ amount.

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Christmas Phishing Scams - The Gift That Keeps On ...


"It is the night before Christmas and you're curled up snugly in your house.
Not a thought of work to be had, though a stranger is working hard at their keyboard and mouse.
Pleasant dreams of holiday cheer and looking forward to a happy New Year, you rest peacefully without a care.
Oblivious to the fact - the last work email you clicked on, downloaded nasty, data-stealing malware."

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MailGuard Breaking IT News: Another Fake ATO Tax ...


The latest fast-breaking phishing scam to hit email inboxes appears to email users that it has been sent from the Australian Tax Office.

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MailGuard Breaking IT News: Dropbox Phishing Email Scam

By MailGuard Editor on 04 December 2014 00:31:00 AEDT

Today MailGuard caught a number of phishing emails purporting to originate from people who wish to share files via Dropbox. This is a typical feature of Dropbox which allows you to share files with friends and colleagues.

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Another Fake NSW Office of State Revenue Scam Hits ...

By MailGuard Editor on 12 November 2014 02:18:00 AEDT

Overseas based online scammers have sent out the most sophisticated looking phishing scam to date.

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