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Latitude Financial spoofed once again in a multi-staged phishing email scam

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 23 April 2020 18:16:17 AEST

In January, we intercepted a phishing scam impersonating Australian financial services company Latitude Financial. Now, a similar phishing email spoofing the company has been identified and blocked. 

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Phishing email spoofing ANZ asks for users’ phone numbers in pre-drafted email

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 20 April 2020 18:12:14 AEST

Cybercriminals have once again exploited ANZ Banking Group’s trademarks in a phishing email scam.

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Sinister cybercrime: Emails notifying users of COVID-19 “relief payment” contain malicious link

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 20 April 2020 14:20:18 AEST

MailGuard has intercepted a series of malicious emails that attempt to manipulate users suffering from financial turmoil and difficulties triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Warning: Multiple extortion phishing emails threatening to release incriminating data intercepted by MailGuard

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 17 April 2020 15:30:05 AEST

MailGuard has intercepted a large run of extortion phishing emails that are demanding ransom payment in bitcoin. 

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Scam Alert: Phishing email shares ‘secure’ files supposedly hosted on Microsoft Sway

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 17 April 2020 13:56:52 AEST

Don't be too quick to click everything you see in your inbox. A new email claiming to share new 'secure' documents has been identified as a phishing scam by MailGuard and has been successfully blocked.

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Phishing email titled “Payment Confirmation” leads to fraudulent ANZ receipt

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 16 April 2020 11:42:08 AEST

A new phishing email scam has been intercepted by MailGuard, this time masquerading as payment advice.

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Scam Alert: Phishing email containing COVID-19 themed signature spoofs DocuSign and Adobe

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 14 April 2020 13:00:01 AEST

MailGuard has intercepted a phishing email masquerading as a fraudulent invoice notification that is designed to harvest your Adobe Cloud credentials.

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Phishing email sent supposedly from “IT Support” introduces employees to new “Outlook Web App”

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 08 April 2020 18:21:25 AEST

MailGuard has intercepted a new phishing email that masquerades as a notification informing employees about a new “Outlook Web App”.

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Phishing email spoofing Office 365 asks users to review “quarantined messages”

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 07 April 2020 17:21:35 AEST

MailGuard has intercepted a phishing email masquerading as a notification from Office 365. It is designed to gain access to confidential data, like users’ usernames and passwords.

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Warning: Email titled “IT COVID-19 Update” delivers phishing attack

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 07 April 2020 13:34:04 AEST

The COVID-19 crisis has significantly affected the way we communicate and work, and cybercriminals are increasingly exploiting these disruptions to trick unsuspecting users.

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Email uses image designed as “remittance advice” attachment to deliver malicious payload

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 06 April 2020 17:45:31 AEST

Don’t be too quick to believe everything you read in an email, especially if it’s been sent by someone you weren’t expecting to hear from.

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Plain-text email containing “payment” details suspected to deliver malicious payload

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 01 April 2020 17:13:33 AEDT

MailGuard has intercepted a new email scam masquerading as a new ‘payment’ invoice notification.

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Phishing email spoofing Netflix threatens to suspend membership; asks users for photo ID

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 25 March 2020 14:14:16 AEDT

Netflix users, don’t be alarmed if you receive an email threatening to suspend your membership and prohibiting you from watching your favourite TV shows. The popular entertainment company has once again been spoofed by cybercriminals in a phishing email scam.

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Legitimate-looking phishing email spoofing Westpac claims users’ accounts are ‘temporarily blocked’

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 23 March 2020 12:44:16 AEDT

Westpac users are advised not to panic if they receive a legitimate-looking email spoofing the bank, claiming their account is ‘’temporarily blocked”.

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Phishing email cites users' email domains repeatedly to convince them their mailboxes have been 'de-activated'

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 18 March 2020 14:37:21 AEDT

Checking for personal details within an email is a common method of determining its validity, but it’s key to remember cybercriminals are aware of this too.

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