Cybersecurity - don’t learn about it the hard way

Posted by Craig McDonald on 18 April 2018 11:22:48 AEST


It’s my mission, both as an entrepreneur and a communicator, to help businesses protect themselves from cybercrime.

The cost to companies from cyber-attacks is growing at an alarming rate at the moment. Part of that problem is that there are still senior decision-makers in companies who don’t understand the devastating impact cybercrime can have on a business.

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Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) Report: worrying data breach stat’s

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 18 April 2018 10:15:09 AEST


On average, 2 Australian companies are being hit by data breach incidents every day, says the
first report produced by the newly enacted Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) Scheme.

Of those incidents, nearly half were the result of criminal attacks and the majority were directed at professional services companies in the health, finance and legal sectors.

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AVCrypt: new ransomware targeting antivirus software

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 27 March 2018 14:37:27 AEDT


A computer virus that seeks out and destroys antivirus software; that’s AVCrypt, a new ransomware variant
discovered on Friday.

The AVCrypt malware is designed to locate and delete PC antivirus software Windows Defender and Malwarebytes and then install ransomware onto an infected computer. By eliminating the computer’s antivirus programs before beginning the ransomware attack, AVCrypt effectively removes the local security protection that most PCs rely on to prevent such attacks, making this a very dangerous new malware strain.

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GlobalGuard: cybersecurity built on Blockchain

Posted by Craig McDonald on 15 March 2018 10:42:41 AEDT


The biggest challenge in cybersecurity is keeping up with the new attacks that criminals are always coming up with. They’re always looking for new tools and strategies to defraud companies, so we have to be forward-looking in our approach to defence as well.

MailGuard has built its success on being able to respond to new threats ahead of the market and it’s always been our mission to devise better strategies to combat cyber-attacks in real time.

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Super-scammer who stole millions arrested in Europol case

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 08 March 2018 11:15:21 AEDT


A Ukrainian man, Gennadiy Kapkanov, is currently being held by Ukraine police, accused of internet scamming on a colossal scale. 

Kapkanov stands accused of masterminding the ‘Avalanche’ cybercrime syndicate. Europol reports indicate that at its height, Avalanche racked up cyber-attacks valued at hundreds of millions of dollars in the US and Europe.

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What keeps CEOs awake at night? Cybercrime

Posted by Craig McDonald on 26 February 2018 11:17:41 AEDT


‘The Anxious Optimist in the Corner Office’; that’s the title of
PWC’s 21st CEO Survey, which reveals some telling thought trends amongst the world’s business leaders.

Overall, PWC’s report is optimistic about growth but also shows the growing concern that businesspeople have regarding the disruptive economic trends that are being driven by cybersecurity.

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Strava’s map & the security lessons it teaches us

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 01 February 2018 13:00:52 AEDT


On the scale of potential cyber-threats, who expected a fitness tracking app to create an international security headache?

Strava is a popular app that pairs with wearables like Fitbits and Apple Watches to aggregate exercise data. When you go jogging Strava uses GPS to keep track of where you go.

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Strategic IT Leader 2015: Something Has to Give

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 22 July 2015 17:06:00 AEST

The purpose of an IT leader is to create a customer easier, cheaper and faster. That’s the CIO’s value proposition in business today. Yet, this is not always the case.

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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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Another Online Banking Scam - MailGuard Shows You How To Identify A Phishing Email

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 24 June 2015 19:18:00 AEST

MailGuard are seeing further runs of fake emails purporting to be from well-known Australian banks, tricking email recipients into handing over their personal online banking and credit card details.

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Beware Of Phishy Emails From PayPal

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 09 May 2015 00:59:00 AEST

If you are looking for online shopping bargains, beware that you may be getting more than what you bargain for in your inbox.

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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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FREE Online Podcast: The Basics Still Matter in Email Security

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 28 April 2015 18:51:00 AEST


You may have read headlines screaming 'AV is Dead!' It is anything but, according to CEO and Founder of MailGuard, Craig McDonald, who recently contributed to the inaugural podcast hosted by CMO at Zimbra, Olivier Thierry.

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Warning: Fastbreak Email Scam Purporting To Be From Western Union

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 09 April 2015 01:16:00 AEST

MailGuard identified and are successfully blocking a new fastbreak email phishing scam purporting to be from Western Union yesterday. MailGuard are at the forefront of finding and blocking such fastbreak email scams, therefore protecting our clients in real-time. Please be warned and check that these emails have not infiltrated your business network and staff inboxes. Email users may be handing over personal details including banking information to these scammers.

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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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