If your inbox isn’t secure your business is at risk

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 08 August 2018 10:03:38 AEST

When you consider how central email is to daily business operations, it’s not surprising, that it’s become the most damaging weapon in the cybercrime arsenal.
Every business still relies on email to do the majority of their daily communication. Everything from stationery orders to corporate mergers is organised and negotiated through the humble inbox.

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Cybercrime an “urgent, evolving crisis”: US Security Chief

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 07 August 2018 15:23:49 AEST

The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has just announced a new division specifically to handle cyber threats against critical infrastructure. The National Risk Management Center will manage cross-sector responses to cyber-threats against vital US assets like the recently exposed attacks against the US power grid.

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Cybersecurity report finds companies ill-prepared for attacks

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 13 July 2018 11:04:57 AEST

“As a small business, we find it challenging to identify threats and have measures in place to mitigate them with very limited time/resource.”

“I find the board’s posture is too relaxed, suggesting lack of acute awareness of the real risks.”

“Lack of concern and awareness around the risk and consequence. Directors and management are more concerned about accessibility than protection (until an event occurs, that is...)”

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Why cybersecurity deserves a spot on the board

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 05 October 2016 09:30:44 AEDT

The mammoth risks posed by a cybersecurity breach means leaders need to tackle the growing threat at board level, according to Australia’s Prime Minister.

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Ten vital messages from PM Malcolm Turnbull’s US cybersecurity keynote

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 03 October 2016 17:02:11 AEDT

 Australian expertise can help solve global cybersecurity headaches, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has told a US cybersecurity forum.

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Don’t click: Well-known university impersonated in malware phishing scam

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 28 September 2016 15:52:08 AEST

The compromised email account of an Australian university staff member has been used by cybercriminals to distribute malware in a new phishing scam discovered by MailGuard today.

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Office 365, Xero, DropBox: Why email scammers hide behind big names

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 22 September 2016 11:00:59 AEST

New phishing and malware attacks today targeting Office 365, Xero and DropBox users have emphasised a growing trend of brand exploitation.

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Breaking: Bold PayPal scam phishes for passwords, bank details and ATM pin

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 20 September 2016 15:50:00 AEST

A brazen new PayPal phishing email attempts to steal a range of private information including ATM pins and credit card details.

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Accounting sector targeted in successive Trojan email attacks

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 19 September 2016 09:42:00 AEST

 Accountants and bookkeepers have been the target of high-volume phishing attacks in the past week.

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Latest threat: New Google Drive phishing scam hits inboxes

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 14 September 2016 17:26:27 AEST

 A new Google Drive phishing scam email hitting inboxes today uses a compromised account to try to trick recipients into clicking an email from a familiar name.

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Breaking: Cybercriminals impersonate Intuit QuickBooks client in invoice scam

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 14 September 2016 09:06:59 AEST

 A major cloud-accounting provider is being impersonated in a malicious new email scam.

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Cybercriminals launch fake Xero invoice attack, delivering malware

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 12 September 2016 17:04:00 AEST

 Scam emails leveraging the familiar brand of cloud accounting company Xero have delivered malware to inboxes across Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

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Breaking: Microsoft brand again centre of cyber scam

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 09 September 2016 12:29:59 AEST

The world’s biggest brand names are being used to trick people into handing over sensitive personal and financial information. 

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Email scam tactics explained: What are phishing, spear phishing and whaling?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 07 September 2016 15:28:55 AEST

Every day, cyber criminals are dreaming up new get-rich-quick schemes. Whether impersonating a popular brand on Facebook, offering bulk followers on Instagram, or trying to deceive a well-meaning accounts worker, it’s hard to escape opportunistic scammers.

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