High volume attacks breaking over the past 24hrs – AustraliaPost, ANZ, Google & AFP

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 18 May 2016 16:22:50 AEST

Over the past 24 hours MailGuard has blocked a number of high volume phishing scams that are targeting over 10,000 users at a time. Many of these attacks are ongoing.

It’s quite common for cybercrime networks to iterate on their attacks to avoid detection and to maximise their gains. For example, we saw an Australia Post scam in March that included more than 160 version of the same attack within a three-hour window.

The current wave of scams are again leveraging many of the major brands we’ve seen before, like Australia Post, ANZ, the Australian Federal Police and Google.

Here are screen shots of these current scams that you can share with your teams. If you would like to stay up-to-date these fast-breaking attacks, you can also subscribe to our RSS feed here. In fact, some businesses are even integrating our feed into their Intranet to make sure their staff are constantly alert to new threats.




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Topics: Phishing Cyber Criminals email scam AFP Scam Email Spam AFP Australia Post Scam ANZ AusPost

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