New zero-day malware attack brandjacking NAB

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 06 August 2018 13:35:14 AEST

Banks are well-trusted institutions, so when cybercriminals are looking for good trademarks to use in their email attacks they often rip-off bank branding.

This new scam email uses the NAB trademark to try and persuade recipients that it is a genuine notification message from their bank. The message tells the victim that they have been sent a “SWIFT message” as a “confirmation of payment” to their account.

There is a .PDF titled “NAB_Swift” attached to the email, which links to a file hosted on DropBox. When the file is opened it will automatically install malware on the victim’s computer.

Email-borne malware can have many destructive effects on computer systems, including installing viruses like spyware and enabling remote control by hackers.

 

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.
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Topics: Malware NAB scam email brandjacking Threat Update

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