Katherine Chong

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Large scale Xero invoice scam exploits EOFY accounting activity

Posted by Katherine Chong on 27 June 2018 14:08:31 AEST

A Xero malicious email campaign was detected and blocked by MailGuard today. The invoice, designed to look like it was sent through the Xero accounting platform, encourages the recipient to click through to view the invoice.

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Cyber-criminals employing Machiavellian tactics to dupe ASIC & CBA customers

Posted by Katherine Chong on 04 October 2017 14:34:23 AEDT

Frequently targeted ASIC and CBA have again been impersonated in new email scams circulating from this morning (AEDT). These scams are particularly deceitful as they are so well-crafted, with no grammatical errors and on-brand formatting.

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Barrage of financial services scams continue – ATO & MYOB brands targeted yet again

Posted by Katherine Chong on 27 September 2017 14:30:44 AEST

The ATO and MYOB, regular victims of brand-jacking by cybercriminals, have again been targeted today in large-scale email campaigns. The first ATO-branded email was detected at 8.22am AEST, and the MYOB-branded email at 8.50am AEST. MailGuard has blocked 100% of these emails, and as both attacks are ongoing, we are monitoring for variants.

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Sophisticated, near-clones of Telstra, Xero & CBA-branded assets in latest email attacks

Posted by Katherine Chong on 26 September 2017 13:40:56 AEST

The barrage of criminal intent email campaigns masquerading as popular SMB and consumer brands Telstra and Xero continues today. The very large-scale attacks were detected from 9.03am AEST September 26, and are ongoing. Whilst 100% of these emails were blocked by MailGuard, we are monitoring for variants.

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Do not click – spate of phishing runs impersonating Telstra, ATO and Queensland eToll operator go via

Posted by Katherine Chong on 13 September 2017 13:42:24 AEST

A succession of small to very large phishing campaigns impersonating major Australian brands Telstra, the ATO (Australian Taxation Office) and Queensland tolling payments provider GoVia, have been blocked by MailGuard in the past 24-hours.

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ASIC targeted again in a large-scale phishing scam

Posted by Katherine Chong on 24 August 2017 10:56:33 AEST

Another large scale run of fake ASIC emails was deployed yesterday. The first message was delivered at 08:46:21 AEST on the 23rd August, and purports to be an ABN registration renewal notification.

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