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The number of legitimate-looking emails making their way through to inboxes has increased significantly over the last few months. To help you identify the difference between a genuine email and one that is sent from a scammer, we have put together a quick checklist.

  1. Watch out for grammatical errors and spelling mistakes in the body of the email
  2. Attachments with zip files are a good sign of a problem
  3. Office 365 emails warning of your account being deleted and/or low capacity
  4. Check if hyperlinks go to the right domain by hovering the mouse cursor above them
  5. Check if the sender email address is coming from the right domain


Many scammers will create copies of the Office 365 login page which are almost impossible to differentiate from the real one. Before submitting your Office 365 username and password, always check for the following:

  1. Address bar should have a green padlock and the word secure
  2. For Office 365 login pages, the address bar should begin with https://login.microsoftonline.com/

If in doubt, don’t click on or open anything. Contact the Axiom IT helpdesk to verify the authenticity of any emails you are uncertain about.

Click here to access the free recording of our webinar – “How to secure your business against scam emails & phishing attacks”

Protect against data breaches

How can you prevent notifiable data breaches from happening?

Not sure what Notifiable Data Breaches are? Click here for Part 1

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) expects businesses to carry out the assessment of a data breach within 30 days of becoming aware and notify the affected parties as soon as possible.

It’s important for businesses to understand that prevention is far better than cure – especially in a scenario where time, effort, money, and the integrity of your business is at stake. To this end, all businesses must take proactive steps to ramp up security and prevent notifiable data breaches from occurring in the first place.

Let’s take a look at how preventative strategies can work in practice. Read more

Notifiable Data Breaches

Notifiable Data Breaches

Know what a notifiable data breach is? Check out our post on how you can protect your business from data breaches

Until very recently, Australian businesses were not required to inform their customers if personal information was hacked and leaked to the public or unauthorised parties. In fact, in November last year, the popular ride-sharing company Uber was named and shamed for its year-long cover-up of a data breach which exposed the personal information of 57 million Uber drivers around the world. In this case, Uber not only failed to notify the public about the breach, but they actually paid the hackers to stay quiet.

Unsurprisingly, the 2017 Australian Community Attitudes to Privacy Survey revealed that Read more