Think before you click: Phishing email masquerades as new message alert from LinkedIn to trick users

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 24 June 2021 18:42:36 AEST

MailGuard has intercepted a fraudulent email purporting to be from LinkedIn, a popular e-networking tool used by millions of professionals worldwide. This is a phishing email designed to harvest the confidential data of LinkedIn users for malicious intent, such as committing identity theft.

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Almost 70% of ANZ businesses plan to increase cybersecurity spending in 2021. Here's how to get the best bang for your buck

Posted by MailGuard on 26 March 2021 12:50:49 AEDT

Cybersecurity was a significant catalyst in facilitating productive remote work and ensuring business continuity in 2020. 

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Cybersecurity in 2021: Trusting in Zero Trust

Posted by Craig McDonald on 23 March 2021 16:17:11 AEDT

Commenting on paradigm shifts in cybersecurity in 2020, Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President, SCI Business Development at Microsoft wrote: 

“As we look past the pandemic to a time when workforces and budgets rebound, Zero Trust will become the biggest area of investment for cybersecurity. This means, that right now, every one of us is on a Zero Trust journey—whether we know it, or not.” 

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First Blackbaud, then SolarWinds. Supply chain cyber-attacks are proliferating – how secure is your business?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 25 February 2021 11:43:59 AEDT

In the final weeks of 2020, news of the SolarWinds hack broke – a cyber-attack that has been dubbed as “the Pearl Harbor of American IT”.   

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FTC: Reports related to identity theft doubled in 2020. This Identity Theft Awareness Week, let’s renew our efforts to protect our business data.

Posted by Craig McDonald on 05 February 2021 13:58:16 AEDT

This week marks Identity Theft Awareness Week, a public awareness campaign by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) dedicated to mitigating the impact of identity theft. The week comprises a series of events organized by the FTC and its partners that focus on reducing the risk of identity theft and on concrete steps to recover if identity theft occurs.

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ANZ Scam Aims to Steal Internet Banking Credentials

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 13 September 2018 11:45:52 AEST

ANZ Banking Group is the subject of an email phishing scam being blocked by the MailGuard team this morning, which is designed to steal the Internet Banking credentials of recipients. 

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Email: the skeleton key to your company’s data & dollars

Posted by Craig McDonald on 16 July 2018 10:33:31 AEST
  • Phishing
  • Brandjacking
  • CEO fraud

All these kinds of cybercrime are perpetrated using email as their primary vector.

Every business is constantly sending and receiving emails, it’s part of the background noise of everyday work, so it’s a powerful tool for criminals who want to slip under the wire and attack a company from the inside out.

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New phishing scam uses fake Office 365 email

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 02 May 2018 10:51:37 AEST


MailGuard has identified a new scam using a fake Office 365 notification email that links to a phishing site; see screenshot above. The scam is designed to steal your Office 365 login credentials.

Recipients of the scam email are informed that their "office email" will be deactivated, and instructed to click on a link in the message to “cancel deactivation.”

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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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Don’t Fall For This Commonwealth Bank Email Phishing Scam

Posted by Daniel Graziano on 04 November 2015 11:24:00 AEDT

MailGuard have identified and successfully blocked an email phishing attack targeting Commonwealth Bank customers. 

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