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It's a Trap! Be Alert For These 5 Common Email Scams

Posted by MailGuard on Aug 25, 2021 11:35:59 AM

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As we pulled the curtain on 2020, counting our losses from events that none had foreseen, with global geopolitical tensions rising, and in the wake of a global health emergency the likes of which we had never experienced, in COVID-19. It forced workforces across the globe to shift to hybrid or remote working and reflected in the IC3 2020 report summarizing the impact on U.S. citizens from cybercrime, citing “a record number of complaints from the American public in 2020: 791,790, with reported losses exceeding $4.1 billion.” Saying “This represents a 69% increase in total complaints from 2019. Business E-mail Compromise (BEC) schemes continued to be the costliest: 19,369 complaints with an adjusted loss of approximately $1.8 billion. Phishing scams were also prominent: 241,342 complaints, with adjusted losses of over $54 million. The number of ransomware incidents also continues to rise, with 2,474 incidents reported in 2020.”

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Functionality Enhancement: Release Management and End-User Quarantine Access

Posted by MailGuard on Aug 25, 2021 11:35:33 AM

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In line with its’ commitment to continually improve and enhance the functionality and user-experience of its products and services, MailGuard has now enabled End-User Quarantine Access in its Management Console.

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EOFY 2021: High Season for Cybercrime

Posted by MailGuard on Jul 29, 2021 2:38:57 PM

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The parcel impersonators: Staying protected from parcel provider email fraud in 2021

Posted by MailGuard on Jun 25, 2021 11:43:15 AM

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A phishing email purporting to be from Australia Post, claiming your parcel is about to be returned. A DHL-themed email scam informing users of a ‘failed delivery attempt’A simple HTML email leading to phishing pages employing FedEx TNT’s branding, citing issues with your delivery address. 

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Urgency, Curiosity, Fear: The phishing weapon set

Posted by MailGuard on Jun 25, 2021 11:15:08 AM

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In 2020, Australians lost over $850 million to scams. A new report by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission found phishing was the most reported type of scam across the country, rising to “unprecedented levels” in comparison to 2019. “Phishing activity thrived during the pandemic. Over 44,000 reports were received, representing a 75% increase,” the report stated.  

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“The worst year ever”: 5 lessons on ransomware from 2020

Posted by MailGuard on May 26, 2021 8:39:07 PM

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“By any measure, 2020 was the worst year ever when it comes to ransomware and related extortion events. And if we don’t break the back of this cycle, a problem that’s already bad is going to get worse.”

- Acting Deputy Attorney General John Carlin, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), April 2021

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MailGuard Functionality Enhancement: Configurable enforced SSO login

Posted by MailGuard on May 26, 2021 8:25:03 PM

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Earlier this month, we announced a new security enhancement to the MailGuard Console – enforced Single Sign-On (SSO) login. For those who missed it, here's a recap of what this enhancement entails. 

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“Prevention is really important”: The ACCC urges businesses to be wary of business email compromise scams

Posted by MailGuard on Apr 27, 2021 3:42:57 PM

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Business email compromise (BEC) scams have been around for a while, but their continued success at bringing down organisations (both large & small) shows we’re dealing with an adversary that is constantly looking for ways to exploit our systems, our psychology & our trust.  

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MFA: Identity is the “new security perimeter”

Posted by MailGuard on Apr 27, 2021 3:19:25 PM

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It’s integral that businesses proactively take steps to enhance identity-related security measures like MFA because since the COVID-19 pandemic, “identity has become the new security perimeter” according to many experts, including Microsoft. 

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Cyber-attacks targeting Australia’s critical infrastructure are proliferating. Are your customers protected?

Posted by MailGuard on Mar 25, 2021 12:45:14 PM

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PwC survey released at the end of 2020 highlighted fears of growing cyber-attacks targeting local critical infrastructure. 

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