Cryptojacking scams: malware sent in email can hijack your devices

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 18 May 2018 11:02:30 AEST


Malware is one of the most common cybercrime attack methods because it’s so profitable for cybercriminals and it can be delivered via email or compromised websites.

Ransomware and spyware have long been the most common malware types but recently, with the surges in cryptocurrency value, a new malware pandemic is appearing: cryptojacking.

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Cyber-ranges: hands-on cybersecurity training to make companies safer

Posted by Craig McDonald on 16 May 2018 13:31:45 AEST


Have you come across the concept of
cyber-ranges before? 

Cyber-ranges have arisen from the growing need to educate people about the way cybercrime works. The name of this new type of training serviceis derived from shooting ranges - safe places where people go to fire guns at targets - because a cyber-range is a safe environment for practising cybercrime defence.

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AI vs AI: the new cybersecurity challenge

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 09 May 2018 10:26:24 AEST


"The imperative to do AI research is now not optional. We have to build better and better AI security systems because you can bet your life the criminal elements of the hacking world are busy developing AI weapons to attack us..." 
- Bill Rue.

Artificial Intelligence is one of those subjects that is constantly in the headlines at the moment; controversial, endlessly debated and widely misunderstood.

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Rubella Macro Builder: cheap DIY malware kits putting your business at risk

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 01 May 2018 12:42:39 AEST


What do crooks need to get into the cybercrime racket?

It’s a lot less complicated than you think these days. Wannabe online crims can just sign up for a $50 / month subscription to an online service like ‘Rubella Macro Builder’ and start churning out malware scams at the rate of dozens a week like they’re sending out Facebook memes.

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SquirtDanger: new malware targets cryptocurrency wallets & passwords

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 24 April 2018 11:32:02 AEST


Making and selling malware like viruses, trojans and ransomware has grown into a
booming industry that now generates new cyber-threats on a daily basis.

The latest malware strain to hit the blogosphere headlines has been dubbed ‘SquirtDanger.’ It’s potent spyware that can covertly record passwords, take screenshots and even steal files from infected devices.

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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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