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Ransomware: Governments Take Action, 3 Key Updates

Posted by MailGuard on Oct 25, 2021 12:05:24 PM

AdobeStock_107155766Ransomware attacks are impacting businesses every 11 seconds. That’s a staggering statistic for a threat that is all too real and wreaking havoc on companies' longevity, operations, and reputation. In Australia, the ACSC observed a 15% increase in ransomware attacks in the last year alone, whilst globally, losses from ransomware are projected to reach $US20 billion. This unfortunate global trend has called for urgent action from both the public and private sectors as we work together to combat this ominous threat.  

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Key Insights from the ACSC Annual Cyber Threat Report 2020-21

Posted by MailGuard on Sep 29, 2021 12:15:04 PM

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The spectre of cybercrime continues to loom large over businesses globally. The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) released its Annual Cyber Threat Report in September, offering comprehensive, yet alarming, insights into the threat landscape facing Australian businesses. As a trusted advisor to your customers, it’s a must read for MailGuard partners. We share some highlights below, and a link to the full report.

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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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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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Staying Cyber Safe in 2021 & Beyond: Key insights from Microsoft leaders 

Posted by MailGuard on Nov 26, 2020 2:11:05 PM

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One of the biggest challenges in cybersecurity is keeping up with the new attacks that criminals are creating.

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The cyber silver lining following a year we would rather forget

Posted by Craig McDonald on Sep 24, 2020 12:11:45 PM

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In a year we would all rather forget; an unfortunate side effect has been a rise in ransomware incidents and opportunistic cyber-attacks.

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Are your customers thinking of adopting a Zero Trust approach to security for their business? Ask them to read this first.

Posted by Craig McDonald on Sep 24, 2020 12:03:06 PM

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The Zero Trust security model is all the rage these days, with experts calling it “the new cyber game,” one that plays a significant role in securing the new normal.

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Scams Awareness Week 2020: Are your customers protected from identity theft?

Posted by MailGuard on Aug 27, 2020 12:01:21 PM

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Earlier this month, we partnered with the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) to mark Scams Awareness Week, an annual national public campaign dedicated to reducing the impact of scams in Australia. This year’s theme focused on identity theft and protecting valuable data online, with the slogan “Be yourself. Don’t let a scammer be you.”  

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Navigating the ransomware payout dilemma: Garmin’s story  

Posted by Craig McDonald on Aug 27, 2020 11:44:04 AM

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If a company has been hit by a ransomware attack, should it pay the ransom?   

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Partner Insights: Let’s remind our customers about protecting valuable business data online

Posted by MailGuard on Aug 19, 2020 3:53:53 PM

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Earlier this month, we partnered with the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) to mark Scams Awareness Week (SAW), an annual national public campaign dedicated to reducing the impact of scams in Australia. This year’s theme focused on identity theft and protecting valuable data online, with the slogan “Be yourself. Don’t let a scammer be you.”  

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