Smaller companies are “vulnerable targets”: Australian cybersecurity chief

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 22 August 2018 12:56:12 AEST

There has been a 2500% increase in the sale of cybercrime kits on the dark-web since 2016, said Angus Taylor MP, Australian Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security in a recent interview.
Taylor expressed his concern about this surge in online criminal activity. He noted that there has been “a high take-up of digital technologies” by Australian companies, but about 30% of smaller companies have inadequate cybersecurity measures in place. 

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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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How hard/easy is it to defraud your company?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 07 June 2018 14:23:59 AEST


You have your solicitor look over contracts before they’re signed.
Your accountant examines your books to find any irregularities.
There are checks and balances in place to monitor purchases, invoicing, payroll and transactions of every kind.
You’re confident that your company’s financial integrity is well protected, but what about the online realm?

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No surprises as spear-phishing and ransomware lead cyber threats

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 12 October 2016 17:41:15 AEDT

 Spear-phishing and ransomware are the most common cyber techniques used to exploit Australians, a new cybercrime threat report has revealed.

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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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Whaling, CEO Fraud, Business Email Compromise… Targeted spear phishing attacks continue to trouble business

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 15 July 2016 17:03:54 AEST

The attacks can take many names, from CEO Fraud, to Whaling and Business Email Compromise. Whichever name you choose, spear phishing attacks impersonating influential executives continue to be a big problem for businesses of all sizes.

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Beware of these spear phishing email attacks

Posted by Richard Price on 26 February 2016 16:44:31 AEDT

Organisations have again been the target of a number of spear phishing attacks this week, which MailGuard has successfully blocked.

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