MFA and what it means for you and your security

MFA or multi factor authentication is an authentication measure where users have to input more than one verification method to access their account. MFA needs to be an integral part of every organisation’s security as identity fraud has grown since the pandemic begun. According to Andrew Conway, General Manager, Microsoft Security cybersecurity has evolved over the past 12 months. “For

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Spot the Scam – May 2021 Edition

As the end of the financial year sales begin to emerge, so too does the phishing emails.  This month, users need to be on the lookout for a phishing email leading to fake Australia Post accounts, a scam email pretending to be a DHL “delivery attempt” notification and a phishing email with Microsoft and Adobe Spark branding. We’ve previously written

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Spot the Scam – March 2021 Edition

Scams and phishing emails are about inevitable as death and taxes, you’re going to get a scam email once in your life. This doesn’t mean you should delete your email account straight away, instead be vigilant and look out for anything that seems a bit too good to be true. Here are two scams you should look out for this

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Spot the Scam – January 2021 Edition

A new year means new scams! Below are two scams you should be aware of that have been intercepted by MailGuard. One is from a Fresh 92.7 account and the other is from DHL claiming, “your package is ready”. These updates are courtesy from MailGuard. Fresh 92.7 Email Scam MailGuard has intercepted a phishing email sent from a compromised Fresh

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Spot the Scam – December 2020 Edition

Christmas is the best time to take advantage of unsuspecting email users. With an increase in online shopping, there comes an increase in mail scams. Here are two mail scams you should be wary of this holiday season thanks to MailGuard.  The two scams focus on a DHL mail alert telling recipients they have a package waiting and the second

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Spot the Scam – November 2020 Edition

Cybercrime doesn’t stop just because it’s getting closer to the silly season – in fact this is when cybercriminals ramp up their activity, so you need be extra careful. Below are some of the recent scams noted by MailGuard, one is a fake email pretending to be from Netflix and another is a phishing scam from PayPal. Netflix Email Scam

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Spot the Scam – October 2020 Edition

It’s that time of the month again where we highlight the latest email scams circulating the world wide web, courtesy of MailGuard. See below some scams Aussies should be looking out for. The first is from Australia Post and the Second TPG and iinet. Australia Post Scam Firstly, Australia Post is being targeted by a phishing email scam where it

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Spot the Scam – September 2020 Edition

Email scams never stop and neither do we! For the month of September there are two more scams that have popped up on MailGuard’s radar that you should be aware of. The first one involves using Adobe Document Cloud to harvest a user’s credentials and the second scam is a Zoom-like phishing email. Adobe Document Cloud This Adobe phishing scam

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Spot the Scam – August 2020 Edition

Here at Bang IT Solutions we want to keep our clients up to date with the current email scams to make sure they avoid a potential data breach. For the month of August two new email scams have been highlighted by MailGuard that are currently circulating people’s inboxes. One is using compromised Dropbox accounts to scam users and another asks

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SharePoint Phishing Attack on Office 365 Users

What is Phishing? Phishing is the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, password and credit card details (and money), often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. The cyber attack dubbed “PhishPoint” demonstrates the craftiness and extent cyber criminals will go to in order to harvest Office 365 credentials. Context can be

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