Brandjacked: DocuSign branding spoofed in scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 26 March 2018 15:59:14 AEDT

There’s a cunning, well-designed email scam hitting inboxes today that’s imitating a Docusign notification message.

In the screenshot above you can see that the message tells the recipient 'Please DocuSign the attached Business Activity Statements' and contains a ‘review document’ link button. Clicking on the link would take the victim of this scam to a malicious website which might download a file containing a virus or harvest their personal data. It's unclear exactly what the malicious link in this scam does, but JavaScript malware is a common technique used in scams of this type.
MailGuard is intercepting large volumes of these messages, but if your inbox is not MailGuard protected, please keep an eye out for this scam email.



If your company’s email accounts aren’t protected, brandjacking emails are almost certainly being received by your staff.  Cybercriminals know we can be tricked; that’s why they send out millions of scam messages and put so much effort into making them look convincing.

People are not machines; we are all capable of making bad judgement calls. Without email filtering protecting your business, it’s just a matter of time before someone in your organisation has a momentary lapse of judgement and clicks on the wrong thing.

For a few dollars per staff member per month, you can protect your business with MailGuard's predictive email security.
Talk to an expert at MailGuard today about making your company's network secure: click here.


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