Caution: fake DocuSign email infected with malware

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 30 April 2018 09:29:31 AEST

This scam email impersonating a DocuSign notification is well designed, as you can see in the screenshot above.

To add to its apparent credibility, this cunningly formatted message shows the sender details “From: DocuSign -”

The message advises the recipient that they have “received a secure document via DocuSign” and invites them to open an attached .doc file.
The document is infected with hidden malware which will be covertly activated when it is opened. It is unclear what effect the malware might have but spyware and viruses are commonly carried by this kind of scam message.

MailGuard has successfully intercepted this scam and prevented the emails from affecting our client’s inboxes, but unprotected email users may receive this message today, so please exercise caution.


Don't get scammed

If your company’s email accounts aren’t protected, scam emails like the one above are almost certainly being received by your staff.  Cybercriminals know people 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're 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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