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Cybercrime
MailGuard intercepts sinister cybercrime emails notifying users of COVID-19 “relief payment”
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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Email
MailGuard warns against extortion phishing emails
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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Phishing
ANZ Bank warns businesses and customers of phishing scam
"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
Apple Pay “brandjacked” in new phishing attack
Cybercriminals are mimicking well-known companies, “brandjacking” them in a bid to infect computer systems and to steal sensitive data.
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MailGuard
Melbourne cybersecurity firm snaps up MailGuard cofounder
According to Forticode CEO Tony Smales, the addition of MailGuard cofounder Simon Cocking is like ‘picking up a star recruit’.
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Phishing
Ezi Office Supplies site compromised in email phishing attack
“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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Phishing
Email scams spotted this week: eBay, Xerox, Office 365, and Xero
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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Email Security
Microsoft Dynamics brandjacked in latest wave of email scams
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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Red Hat
MailGuard brings on Colin Garro to lead channel business
The newly created role will see Garro take the lead on strategic alliances while pursuing new markets.
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Malware
New year rings in scams in the guise of Suncorp, MYOB, and ASIC emails
MailGuard has already detected three different email scams targeting Australians this year.
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Cybercrime
Cybercrime selling like hotcakes: Ransomware sales soar 2500% in one year
​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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Phishing
Mass Telstra, Xero & CBA email scams blocked in a single week
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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Accounting
Email scammers targeting SMBs under guise of accounting software
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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Phishing
Dissecting the most common email scams that hit Aussie inboxes
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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MYOB
Scammers hijack MYOB brand in malicious email scams
MYOB users are being warned to watch out for a malware phishing scam targeting inboxes this week.
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Phishing
NAB phishing scams making the rounds, MailGuard reports
A new wave of bank phishing emails is hitting recipients, this time from attackers impersonating National Australia Bank.
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Ransomware
In-depth: Security experts explain the WannaCry ransomware's world domination
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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Phishing
Large-scale ASIC scammer targets Australian businesses
Scammers are posing as the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Registry to get money and personal information.
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Malware
Fake eWAY invoice contains malicious macro attachments
MailGuard has detected a new email malware scam that masquerades as an Australian online payments company.
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Ebooks
MailGuard takes different approach to security awareness by launching 'how to' guide
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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Malware
Australian businesses targeted by ASIC impersonation fraud
MailGuard recently warned of a new phishing scam using false ASIC credentials, which installs malware on unsuspecting victims’ computers.
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Check Point
Weekly Asia security roundup: Check Point, Mimecast, NEC and phishing attacks
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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Apple
Phishers bypass content blockers and target Apple users in latest attacks
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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Phishing
AMEX phishing scam uses encryption to lull users into ‘false sense of security’
A new fake AMEX phishing attack uses tactics that lull users into a false sense of security: A mirrored website and SSL certificates, says MailGuard.