Gabi Power 25 May 2022 11:50:07 AEST 5 MIN READ

Mailjet Brandjacked in New Phishing Scam

The latest phishing email scam which MailGuard have intercepted purports to be from Mailjet and attempts to steal your account credentials. If you are not a MailGuard user, please be wary of Mailjet emails matching the description below - if the phishing attack is successful, it has the potential to ruin your business’s credibility.  

The sender name shows “L’équipe Mailjet”, which given they’re a French company may not be out of the ordinary, and the subject line reads “Action required: #23-05-2022 Update your payment information now”. However, the email has actually been sent from “info(at)”.  

The email has been craftily formatted with the current Mailjet logo, their terms and conditions at the bottom, and there are minimal grammatical errors, all helping to feign authenticity.  

Inside the email body, the user is immediately warned about “Important Information Regarding Your Subscription Account”. It then goes on to say that a new service costing “$87.0” is set to renew every 12 months, but that the subscription can be cancelled at any time from the Billing Portal or by contacting their Support Team. There are a total of six hyperlinks in the text, which all direct the customer to the same phishing site.  

Here’s what the email looks like:  



When the customer clicks any of the links, they’re directed to a phishing page which is an almost identical copy of the Mailjet sign in page – the main giveaway that it’s a scam is that the URL shows that you’re not on the actual Mailjet website.  

On the page, the customer is directed to enter their email and password to log in, and once this process is complete, they’re redirected to an authentic Mailjet page.

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With ransomware-as-a-service and phishing toolkits becoming more readily available, it’s becoming easier for cybercriminals to replicate the websites of reputable brands. Companies like Mailjet are often mimicked due to their trusted name and large customer base, however this scam in particular has the potential to cause major damage.   

Mailjet is an email marketing tool which businesses use to contact their clients or customers en masse. If a cybercriminal was to obtain login credentials, they would have the ability to send malicious emails to entire contact lists, and potentially to access customer data and email lists from Mailjet customers’ mailing lists. Furthermore, if the credentials have been re-used across other services, a compromise has the potential to breach those as well.    

MailGuard advises all recipients of this email to delete it immediately without clicking on any links. Providing your personal details can result in your sensitive information being used for criminal activity and may have a severe negative impact on your business and its’ financial well-being.     

Many businesses turn to MailGuard after an incident or a near miss, often as a result of an email similar to the one shown above. If unwanted emails are a problem for your business, don’t wait until it’s too late.   

Reach out to our team for a confidential discussion by emailing or calling 1300 30 44 30.   

MailGuard urges users not to click links or open attachments within emails that:      

  • Are not addressed to you by name.      
  • Appear to be from a legitimate company but use poor English or omits personal details that a legitimate sender would include.      
  • Are from businesses that you were not expecting to hear from, and/or      
  • Take you to a landing page or website that is not the legitimate URL of the company the email is purporting to be sent from.     

One email is all that it takes     

All that it takes to devastate your business is a cleverly worded email message that can steal sensitive user credentials or disrupt your business operations. If scammers can trick one person in your company into clicking on a malicious link or attachment, they can gain access to your data or inflict damage on your business.     

For a few dollars per staff member per month, you can protect your business with MailGuard's predictive and advanced email security. Talk to a solution consultant at MailGuard today about securing your company's inboxes.  

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