Fake ATO Email Links to Malware - New Scam Alert

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 17 January 2018 16:56:19 AEDT


MailGuard has intercepted a new zero-day email scam. The messages are using fake branding of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and request the recipient to fill in a linked ‘tax form.’

The link in these messages is actually pointing to a JavaScript malware file in a .zip archive.

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Fake Good Samaritan email delivers well-disguised malware

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 07 July 2017 12:46:37 AEST

A sneaky new technique is being used to infect Australian computers with malware.

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Breaking: New batch of malicious fake ATO emails hits Australian inboxes

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 15 December 2016 14:04:53 AEDT

Tens of thousands of Australians have again been targeted by a fake ATO email containing malware.

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Breaking: Fake ATO email distributes malware on enormous scale

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 30 November 2016 15:33:45 AEDT

 Tens of thousands of Australians are at risk of downloading a virus with a single click thanks to a malware spam email designed to impersonate the ATO.

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Breaking: Fake ATO phishing scam uses tax return to lure victims

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 26 August 2016 12:13:15 AEST

A highly-sophisticated new ATO phishing scam uses the lure of a tax refund to steal Australians’ banking details and personal information.

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New Year, New Phishing ATO Email Scam

Posted by Richard Price on 05 January 2016 10:43:15 AEDT

Cyber criminals have launched yet another phishing ATO email scam, which MailGuard has successfully identified and blocked.

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Latest Email Scams Targeting Recipients Purporting To Be From Apple, MyGov and PayPal

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 24 September 2015 16:23:00 AEST

Here are samples of some of the zero-day or fastbreak email scams purporting to be from a variety of well-known brands. 

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Protect Yourself Against This ‘Tax Return Error’ Scam Email

Posted by Daniel Graziano on 09 September 2015 13:05:00 AEST

MailGuard have identified and successfully blocked another zero day malware scam purporting to be from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). 

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Advanced ATO Tax Return Scam Detected and Blocked

Posted by Daniel Graziano on 21 August 2015 09:07:00 AEST

MailGuard have identified and successfully blocked a malware scam email purporting to be from the Australian Taxation Office. 

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