Phishing email purporting to be from MyGov aims to steal personal data

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 17 October 2018 15:05:55 AEDT

Think twice before providing any confidential information online – even if it is supposedly to government authorities. A well-executed and elaborate phishing scam is currently hitting inboxes, purporting to have come from MyGov and the Australian Government.

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Bogus Office 365 email brandjacked; delivers phishing attack

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 11 October 2018 17:00:40 AEDT

Cybercriminals brandjacked Office 365 and sent bogus emails to recipients on Tuesday afternoon as part of a phishing attack.

The emails, seemingly sent from ‘Messages Portal Centre Messages Portal Centre’ trick recipients into thinking that their account has been put on hold until they ‘confirm activity’.

It encourages users to click on a View ‘Activity’ link that leads to a compromised website.

The website page opens to a fake Office 365 login page. Users are then instructed to enter their password on this page to proceed further.

The scam is a classic example of a phishing attack that cybercriminals launch in a bid to steal confidential passwords from recipients. 

How to avoid getting scammed

Phishing attacks can be enormously costly and destructive and new scams are appearing every day. Don’t wait until it happens to your business; take action to protect your company, now.

Always hover your mouse over links within emails and check the domain they’re pointing to. If they look suspicious or unfamiliar don’t open them.

9 out of 10 cyber-attacks are delivered via email, so it's essential to have the best filtering service available. 

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Strong passwords: How easy is yours to crack?

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 31 May 2012 20:50:00 AEST

With hacking on the rise, the days of businesses getting away with poor password habits are well and truly over. There is significant money in hacking and small and medium sized companies are being targeted just like their bigger counterparts.

Here are a few tips on password security best practice.

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