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The IT Agency Blog

The IT Agency is pleased to provide regular articles to keep you informed, amused or entertained – and sometime all three at once. Our blogspot contains articles keeping you up to date with events in IT, showing you how to do something, providing timely advice on threats or issues which may affect you, and amusing your with anecdotes from the world if IT and beyond.

Phishing Email - Not Suncorp-Metway

Today's Phishing experience is brought to you by 'Not from Suncorp-Metway'. Let's work through the highlighted fields to show why this is a 'fake' email and deserves nothing but the delete key:​ 1. Name of the sender is @suncorpgroup.com - this may be a real domain name 2. Dear 'email address' - what no Christian name but you're sending me a statem...
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Phishing Email - Not from AusPost

Today's Phishing experience is brought to you by 'Not from AusPost'. Let's work through the highlighted fields to show why this is a 'fake' email and deserves nothing but the delete key: 1. Domain ​Name of the sender is shown as @victorb.net 2. Subject tell us the package is ' ready for pickup ' 3. But, the email says ' bring your packet to you ' 4...
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Notification of Data Breach / General Data Protection Regulation

​ Data Protection affects us all – whether we hold personal data, or it's our personal data being held – and 2018 is bringing with it some new government legislation to improve protection for individuals whose data is held by organisations: ​22 February 2018 - the Australian Government's Notifiable Data Breach ( NDB ) commences 25 May 2018 – the Eu...
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Phishing Email - Not from eFax

Today's Phishing experience is brought to you by 'Not from eFax'. Let's work through the highlighted fields to show why this is a 'fake' email and deserves nothing but the delete key: ​Name of the sender is shown as eFax.com and the email address is shown as This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The correct format for an efax email is your fax number ...
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Phishing Email - Not the ANZ Bank

Today's Phishing experience is brought to you by 'Not the ANZ Bank'. Let's work through the highlighted fields to show why this is a 'fake' email and deserves nothing but the delete key: ​Name of the sender is ANZ Internet Banking and the email address at the top of the page is shown as This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Nothing here that helps identif...
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Phishing Email - Not the Commonwealth Bank

Today's Phishing experience is brought to you by 'Not the Commonwealth Bank'. Let's work through the  highlighted fields to show why this is a 'fake' email and deserves nothing but the delete key: ​ Name of the sender is Commonwealth Bank but the email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Possible Spam  pre-fixed to the subject Outlook has added...
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Computer Security Day

Computer Security Day 30th of November 2017 Christmas is just around the corner which means our concentration levels are lower than normal. It's also the time of the year when holiday fraud increases. The main source of fraud is online scams via emails that attempt to fool you into believing you have a tax refund, or an unpaid invoice. These emails...
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Business owners dont get held to ransom this Halloween

The IT Agency has switched to daylight-saving time, a sure sign that All Hallows' Eve – or, Halloween – is around the corner. A time when pranksters, trickery and scariness abound, and the IT world has endured more than its share of all of these - some of it benign, but much of it malign. Halloween in the digital age brings out the worst in the hac...
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