Fake ATO Email Links to Malware - New Scam Alert

By Emmanuel Marshall on 17 January 2018 16:56:19 AEDT

MailGuard has intercepted a new zero-day email scam. The messages are using fake branding of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and request the recipient to fill in a linked ‘tax form.’

The link in these messages is actually pointing to a JavaScript malware file in a .zip archive.

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Another Fake AFP Email Scam Targets Australians with ...

By Richard Price on 20 January 2016 13:22:57 AEDT

Australians have again been targeted with another fake Australian Federal Police (AFP) infringement campaign which attempts to trick users into downloading damaging ransomware.

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How to Strengthen Your Office 365 Security Against ...

By Richard Price on 29 December 2015 10:21:09 AEDT

If you’ve made the move to Office 365 as your hosted email solution, your email is likely to be filtered using its Exchange Online Protection (EOP), which works to intercept and remove malicious content before it reaches your inbox.

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Office 365 Security Features - The Pros and Cons for ...

By Richard Price on 18 December 2015 14:59:24 AEDT

The features and benefits of Office 365 are undeniable, allowing business owners and employees to access email and data from anywhere in the world via the cloud.

However, organisations transferring their operations to the cloud face a number of security implications - in particular, data access and defence against cyber threats like spam and malware.

Fortunately Office 365 features a range of security benefits, shown below, which help to mitigate risk.


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Malware Attack by Cyber Criminals Disguised as ...

By Richard Price on 10 December 2015 16:52:01 AEDT

MailGuard has successfully blocked another attempt by cyber criminals to spread malware through a targeted email campaign posing as Australia Post.

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Zero Day JavaScript Email Malware Scam – ...

By Daniel Graziano on 10 November 2015 16:00:35 AEDT

MailGuard have recently identified and successfully blocked a new JavaScript malware email scam.

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Microsoft Word ‘Macro Malware’ Viruses Are Back In A ...

By Daniel Graziano on 29 October 2015 10:42:00 AEDT

MailGuard have recently identified and blocked a large scale run of email spam containing Word files infected by macro malware.

We can confirm at the time of report, no major antivirus vendors were detecting these documents as containing a macro virus. Whilst macro malware scams have existed for years, we have identified a large increase in their distribution recently.

Here are screenshots of some of the unique email variations we have observed:

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FedEx Scam Distributed By Fake Employee Contains ...

By Daniel Graziano on 13 October 2015 16:58:00 AEDT

MailGuard have identified and successfully blocked a recent run of fake FedEx emails containing JavaScript malware purporting to be from an employee at Fedex.

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Fake DHL ‘Tracking Procedure’ Malware Email Scam

By Daniel Graziano on 06 October 2015 16:01:00 AEDT

MailGuard have successfully identified and blocked an email malware scam circulated by cyber criminals impersonating DHL today.

This outbreak has been widely distributed alerting the email recipient of a package which has been supposedly dispatched to be delivered to them.

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Cyber Security Discussion In The Boardroom - "War Room"

By Craig McDonald on 23 September 2015 16:10:00 AEST

The Internet of Things, brings many amazing opportunities, but also a higher risk that personal and commercial information will be misused, stolen or critical networks disrupted.

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High Volume Crypto Ransomware Attack Disguised as ...

By Daniel Graziano on 16 September 2015 13:52:30 AEST

MailGuard have successfully identified and blocked an email crypto ransomware run by cyber criminals impersonating Australia Post today.

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Protect Yourself Against This ‘Tax Return Error’ Scam ...

By Daniel Graziano on 09 September 2015 13:05:00 AEST

MailGuard have identified and successfully blocked another zero day malware scam purporting to be from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). 

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Part 4 - Is Your Current Email Security Provider ...

By MailGuard Editor on 08 September 2015 12:49:05 AEST

In Part 2 of this blog series, we touched on the topics of malware variants and what level of support is needed from your email security provider to keep zero-day spam and phishing scams at bay. For the third installment, we explored why the current cyber threat environment necessitates a multi-layered security alert system – the only true antivirus solution.

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Part 3 - Is Your Current Email Security Provider ...

By MailGuard Editor on 07 September 2015 17:03:00 AEST

The Internet isn’t a safe place, and it isn’t getting any safer.

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Spammers Impersonate Department of Human Services In ...

By Daniel Graziano on 03 September 2015 09:42:00 AEST

MailGuard have identified and successfully blocked a phishing email scam purporting to be from the Australian Government Department of Human Services (DHS). 

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