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New year, not so new scam – Netflix email scam refreshed

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 02 January 2020 16:27:41 AEDT

As we enter a new year, it should come as no surprise that Netflix remains a favourite with cybercriminals. This simple email phishing scam is once more hitting inboxes in the first days of 2020. The email tells recipients ‘Your Netflix Membership is on hold’ with a sender display name of NETFLIX, although the emails are actually coming from a compromised email account.

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Year End Email Scams Continue: AWS, HubSpot, MailGun follow PayPal & Netflix

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 30 December 2019 11:59:55 AEDT

In the closing days of 2019, while many of us are winding down, cybercriminals continue to probe inboxes with a myriad of email stings designed to catch us unaware.

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Don’t fall for this new PayPal scam in the holiday rush

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 24 December 2019 10:34:54 AEDT

On the eve of Christmas and the holiday festive period, a new email phishing scam is arriving in inboxes masquerading as PayPal. The HTML email which claims to come from ‘PayPal Support’ has the subject ‘[Urgent] Account Verification Required’ and it alerts recipients that ‘We noticed some unusual activity’ on your account.

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The latest Netflix email scam lands just in time for the holidays

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 23 December 2019 11:18:31 AEDT

Subscribers to Netflix are once again the target of an email scam landing in inboxes on the eve of the holidays. An email with the simple subject line ‘Update your payment details’ from 'Netflix Team' tells recipients that Netflix is ‘having some trouble with your billing information. We’ll try again, but in the meantime, you may want to update your payment details.’

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Telstra brandjacked in latest email scam

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 13 December 2019 13:56:24 AEDT

Telstra impersonated as the subject of a simple email scam, this time aiming to deliver a malicious Jar file download. Masquerading as an invoice in a ZIP attachment, the email simply reads ‘Your new Telstra bill for account is attached.’  

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ANZ Impersonated in Scam Aiming to Steal Banking Credentials

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 13 December 2019 13:51:19 AEDT

ANZ Banking Group customers are the target of the most recent email phishing scam being blocked by the MailGuard team. The email, which features the New Zealand Black Caps, tells recipients that ‘Online Banking is Now Blocked.’ Advising customers that they have been locked out of Internet Banking for security purposes because suspicious activity was detected on the account. Customers are asked to verify their identity in order to unlock their account.

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Email scam targets Amazon store online shoppers

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 28 May 2019 16:35:08 AEST

MailGuard began intercepting a large volume of scam emails earlier today (AEST) masquerading as Amazon. The fraudulent emails carry legitimate-looking Amazon store branding, with varying messages, although they all ultimately require users to update their account details via a link provided.

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BankWest customers targeted in latest email scam

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 28 May 2019 13:30:53 AEST

BankWest is the latest bank to be brandjacked in another online banking scam this week. Customers are informed in an email that their “online access will be discontinued and deleted ... due to a failure to comply with our online update regulations.”

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Box email scam mimics business file-sharing platform

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 24 April 2019 14:35:51 AEST

Box, a popular cloud-based file sharing and collaboration platform for business, is the subject of the latest brandjacking email that started landing in inboxes Tuesday (AEST).

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Warning: USD Wire Transfer Hoax

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 24 April 2019 13:58:58 AEST

Be on the lookout for USD Wire Transfer hoax emails that began appearing in inboxes Tuesday (AEST). The simple emails claim to contain a payment confirmation, however the attachment is in fact a payload designed to execute malicious material when opened. 

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Fake email parcel scam mimics DHL

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 26 October 2018 11:08:44 AEDT

A fake DHL email is putting Australian inboxes at risk. 

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Beware of fraudulent eTicket email scam

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 26 September 2018 16:20:09 AEST

In the biggest week of football finals, and coinciding with a surge in upcoming seasonal events, comes the latest email scam that invites recipients to ‘Download and Print Your eTickets.’

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Scam email from ‘Admin Center’ claims your ‘Mailbox failed to sync’

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 26 September 2018 16:00:14 AEST

Early Tuesday (AEST), MailGuard commenced blocking a new scam email disguised as a fake Office 365 notification, that links to a phishing site. 

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Bogus invoice delivers malware, mimicks MYOB software

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 24 September 2018 13:14:25 AEST

A batch of malicious emails is arriving in inboxes today. They are fraudulent invoices sent from a brandjacked UK based business, and are impersonating the software of MYOB. 

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Warning: Invoice and eFax scams spoofing signage company

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 24 September 2018 12:42:09 AEST

This morning MailGuard is blocking a large run of emails purporting to come from a company named ‘PP Sign Management.'

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