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MailGuard warns of new scam targeting Telstra customers
Wed, 25th May 2022
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Telstra customers in Australia are being warned of a new scam involving "Unsuccessful Payment" messages.
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MailGuard intercepts sinister cybercrime emails notifying users of COVID-19 “relief payment”
Thu, 23rd Apr 2020
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email security
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Cyber criminals have sent out a series of malicious emails attempting to manipulate users suffering from financial turmoil and difficulties triggered by the COVID-19 crisis.
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MailGuard warns against extortion phishing emails
Mon, 20th Apr 2020
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cryptocurrency
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email
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mailguard
MailGuard has highlighted dangerous email scams following its interception of a large run of extortion phishing emails that demand a ransom payment in bitcoin.
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ANZ Bank warns businesses and customers of phishing scam
Thu, 28th Nov 2019
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cybersecurity
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phishing
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email security
"This sole purpose of this elaborate phishing scam is to harvest the login credentials of ANZ customers so the criminals behind this scam can break into their bank accounts."
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Apple Pay “brandjacked” in new phishing attack
Fri, 19th Oct 2018
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smartphones
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apple
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phishing
Cybercriminals are mimicking well-known companies, “brandjacking” them in a bid to infect computer systems and to steal sensitive data.
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Melbourne cybersecurity firm snaps up MailGuard cofounder
Tue, 5th Jun 2018
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mailguard
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pronto software
According to Forticode CEO Tony Smales, the addition of MailGuard cofounder Simon Cocking is like ‘picking up a star recruit’.
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Ezi Office Supplies site compromised in email phishing attack
Tue, 6th Mar 2018
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phishing
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email security
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websites
“On Feb 20 Ezi Office Supplies went on social media to warn their customers that they had been having problems with their email system."
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Email scams spotted this week: eBay, Xerox, Office 365, and Xero
Thu, 1st Mar 2018
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email security
The email scams just keep coming – this time with a new variant of an eBay invoice scam that links directly to a file containing JavaScript malware.
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Microsoft Dynamics brandjacked in latest wave of email scams
Mon, 19th Feb 2018
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microsoft
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cybersecurity
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email security
Microsoft Dynamics is one of the latest applications to have its branding mimicked through phishing attacks that collect Microsoft login credentials.
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MailGuard brings on Colin Garro to lead channel business
Mon, 29th Jan 2018
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open source
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red hat
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mailguard
The newly created role will see Garro take the lead on strategic alliances while pursuing new markets.
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New year rings in scams in the guise of Suncorp, MYOB, and ASIC emails
Mon, 8th Jan 2018
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accounting systems
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malware
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cybersecurity
MailGuard has already detected three different email scams targeting Australians this year.
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Cybercrime selling like hotcakes: Ransomware sales soar 2500% in one year
Tue, 28th Nov 2017
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microsoft
​The way criminals ply their trade has changed dramatically since the rise of the digital era, and not for the better – at least for the victims.
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Mass Telstra, Xero & CBA email scams blocked in a single week
Thu, 28th Sep 2017
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accounting systems
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phishing
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email security
Telstra, Xero, CBA and go via have all been impersonated as part of phishing scams that are starting to look like the real thing.
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Email scammers targeting SMBs under guise of accounting software
Thu, 21st Sep 2017
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accounting systems
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cybersecurity
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email security
Cybercrime networks may be chasing smaller businesses who don’t have a dedicated infosec or IT team to help defend against scams.
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Dissecting the most common email scams that hit Aussie inboxes
Mon, 14th Aug 2017
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phishing
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cybersecurity
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email security
MailGuard explains the most common types of email scams, and why some companies are more popular targets for brandjacking than others.
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Scammers hijack MYOB brand in malicious email scams
Wed, 21st Jun 2017
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accounting systems
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contact centre
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cybersecurity
MYOB users are being warned to watch out for a malware phishing scam targeting inboxes this week.
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NAB phishing scams making the rounds, MailGuard reports
Mon, 29th May 2017
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email security
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phishing
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cloud banking solutions
A new wave of bank phishing emails is hitting recipients, this time from attackers impersonating National Australia Bank.
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In-depth: Security experts explain the WannaCry ransomware's world domination
Mon, 15th May 2017
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ransomware
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Does it make you WannaCry? Experts from around the world comment on the ransomware's deadly attacks over the weekend, & if there's a way to stop it.
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Large-scale ASIC scammer targets Australian businesses
Wed, 26th Apr 2017
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phishing
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email security
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mailguard
Scammers are posing as the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Registry to get money and personal information.
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Fake eWAY invoice contains malicious macro attachments
Mon, 10th Apr 2017
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malware
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email
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keylogging
MailGuard has detected a new email malware scam that masquerades as an Australian online payments company.
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MailGuard takes different approach to security awareness by launching 'how to' guide
Tue, 28th Mar 2017
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ebooks
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australian government
MailGuard has taken a different approach to cybercrime awareness with the launch of a new book to help leaders understand the problem.
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Australian businesses targeted by ASIC impersonation fraud
Mon, 13th Mar 2017
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malware
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cybersecurity
MailGuard recently warned of a new phishing scam using false ASIC credentials, which installs malware on unsuspecting victims’ computers.
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Weekly Asia security roundup: Check Point, Mimecast, NEC and phishing attacks
Fri, 24th Feb 2017
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national university of singapore
A convincing Apple login page is tricking users into falling for a phishing attacks. We interviewed Mimecast’s director of product marketing Dave Hood. Check Point joined Cisco, Fortinet, Intel Security, Palo Alto Networks and Symantec.
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Phishers bypass content blockers and target Apple users in latest attacks
Mon, 20th Feb 2017
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apple
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A simple replica login page is fooling Apple users into falling for a phishing attack - and it's using font substitution to bypass content blockers.
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