Telstra's trademarks exploited in new email scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 30 July 2018 09:54:27 AEST

MailGuard has detected a new email-based cyber-attack using Telstra branding to try and deceive victims.

As you can see from the screenshot above, this email scam is quite well designed and makes use of extensive graphical elements.

The malicious links in the message point to a cunningly disguised phishing page made to look like a real Telstra login portal. The phishing page harvests the personal data and password of the unwary victim and then forwards them to a second scam page which collects their credit card credentials.

This scam is designed to look like a real Telstra website it’s easy to imagine that quite a lot of people could be fooled long enough to give up their personal data.

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What is "phishing?"


Phishing is the practice of tricking email recipients into revealing personal information that criminals can exploit for gain. 

Phishing emails go to a wide group of random people; it’s like a fisherman casting a wide net to see what he can catch. The attackers know that not everyone will respond, but they know that if they send enough emails out somebody will probably take the bait.

A phishing attack message will typically include a link that will send the unwary victim to a fake login website. Once there, the user will be asked to enter username and password data which will be automatically captured by the phishing page.

Scammers use phishing pages to collect login credentials for email accounts, bank accounts, and a wide range of other online services. 

 

Defend your inbox


Phishing attacks can be enormously costly and destructive an
d new scams are appearing every day. Don’t wait until it happens to your business; take action to protect your company, now.

Effective cybersecurity requires a multi-layered strategy. For a few dollars per staff member per month, add MailGuard's predictive email security. You’ll significantly reduce the risk of malicious email entering your network. 
Talk to an expert at MailGuard today about your company's cybersecurity needs: 1300 30 44 30

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