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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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Password Best Practice: A Must-Have Layer of Cyber Defense

Posted by Craig McDonald on Aug 25, 2021 10:35:36 AM

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We all use passwords. In fact, we need them to access almost any online device. They are the key to retrieving sensitive data, whether it be online banking, classified company documents or social profiles, such as LinkedIn. They’re the first line of defense to protect crucial information, and often the most vulnerable. It’s not surprising then, that cybercriminals often create phishing scams to steal password credentials in order to procure data for use in criminal activity.

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To pay a ransom? The debate rages on

Posted by Craig McDonald on Jul 29, 2021 2:41:38 PM

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To pay or not to pay? On the surface it may appear to be a relatively straightforward question, however, in reality, the answer is not so simple (particularly if we dig a little deeper). Amidst the plethora of information and advice offered by Governments, cybersecurity professionals and industry experts around the world, there is one thing that we seem to all agree upon: the answer to this critical question is not one-dimensional, whatever your viewpoint may be. Every incident is different because every company has its own unique set of challenges and priorities to consider.

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Is Compromise Inevitable? How To Prepare For Cyberattacks

Posted by Craig McDonald on Jul 29, 2021 2:41:06 PM

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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 anatomy of a phishing email scam: How social engineering techniques trick users

Posted by Craig McDonald on Jun 23, 2021 9:59:40 PM

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A personalised and targeted email, an opportune offer and the impersonation of multiple brands – some of the techniques employed by cybercriminals in a phishing email scam that resulted in a property buyer losing thousands of dollars as part of a ‘deposit’, supposedly for his new apartment.

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Ransomware: To pay or not to pay? 5 factors to consider

Posted by Craig McDonald on May 28, 2021 9:34:40 AM

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Your customers' business data is being held hostage, encrypted with only their attackers holding the keys. So, should they pay up the ransom, or try to recover without handing over company profits to cybercriminals?

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