Several MailChimp Accounts Compromised as Phishing ...

By Daniel McShanag on Nov 14, 2017

 

In the latest example of brandjacking, this evening we are seeing a run of phishing emails impersonating major retail brands. The criminal emails are leveraging several different compromised MailChimp accounts to bypass traditional email scanning software, and then using the power of major household name brands to entice users to click.

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Brandjacked! Major ongoing email attack impersonates ...

By Daniel McShanag on Oct 25, 2017

In a very large scale and ongoing email scam, cybercriminals are yet again impersonating accounting firm MYOB, delivering a fraudulent DocuSign supply order to inboxes. This is the second ‘brandjacking’ in the space of the last week for MYOB, with a similar invoice scam impersonating the leading accounting software last Tuesday.

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Cyber-attack targets accounting software leader MYOB ...

By Daniel McShanag on Oct 17, 2017

In a cyber-attack that is still ongoing, cyber criminals are mimicking leading accounting software brand MYOB, delivering fake invoices to unsuspecting email recipients. The large-scale attack was first blocked by MailGuard early on Tuesday AEST.

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Cyber-criminals employing Machiavellian tactics to ...

By Katherine Chong on Oct 4, 2017

Frequently targeted ASIC and CBA have again been impersonated in new email scams circulating from this morning (AEDT). These scams are particularly deceitful as they are so well-crafted, with no grammatical errors and on-brand formatting.

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Barrage of financial services scams continue – ATO & ...

By Katherine Chong on Sep 27, 2017

The ATO and MYOB, regular victims of brand-jacking by cybercriminals, have again been targeted today in large-scale email campaigns. The first ATO-branded email was detected at 8.22am AEST, and the MYOB-branded email at 8.50am AEST. MailGuard has blocked 100% of these emails, and as both attacks are ongoing, we are monitoring for variants.

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Careful what you click this morning: Virgin Media Bill ...

By Daniel McShanag on Sep 27, 2017

Warn your teams to be careful about clicking on any strange emails when they get to their desks this morning. Starting at 6:00pm and 6:19pm respectively, two new email scam from eFax Corporate and Virgin Media, were arriving in Australian inboxes last night. MailGuard successfully blocked the scams, with the last messages ceasing at 10:02pm and 10:56pm.

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Sophisticated, near-clones of Telstra, Xero & ...

By Katherine Chong on Sep 26, 2017

The barrage of criminal intent email campaigns masquerading as popular SMB and consumer brands Telstra and Xero continues today. The very large-scale attacks were detected from 9.03am AEST September 26, and are ongoing. Whilst 100% of these emails were blocked by MailGuard, we are monitoring for variants.

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Very large Telstra Bill and go via email scams hitting ...

By Daniel McShanag on Sep 25, 2017

Two very large phishing campaigns are landing in business inboxes this morning. First stopped by MailGuard just before 9:00AM AEST, the scams are impersonating Telstra and Brisbane eToll operator go via.

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Chasing the honeypot. Email scammers target your ...

By Daniel McShanag on Sep 21, 2017

Forever popular with cybercriminals, this week has seen a series of email scams going directly for the money-jar. Leveraging major accounting software brands that are popular with the SMB segment – like MYOB, Xero and Sage – the cybercrime networks may be chasing smaller businesses who don’t have dedicated infosec or IT help to defend against scams.

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Crafty DVD email scam hijacks MailChimp account to ...

By Daniel McShanag on Sep 20, 2017

Look out today for a sophisticated DVD phishing scam using a compromised MailChimp account to deliver malicious code. The email from ‘DVDs Manager’ is framed as an ’Order confirmation.’

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ASIC ‘business name renewal’ email scam targets Aussie ...

By Daniel McShanag on Sep 18, 2017

Cybercriminals are targeting Australian business inboxes with a very large run of scam emails today, purporting to be from ‘ASIC Messaging Service.’

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Do not click – spate of phishing runs impersonating ...

By Katherine Chong on Sep 13, 2017

A succession of small to very large phishing campaigns impersonating major Australian brands Telstra, the ATO (Australian Taxation Office) and Queensland tolling payments provider GoVia, have been blocked by MailGuard in the past 24-hours.

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Fake Telstra Email Bill scam delivers malware to your ...

By Daniel McShanag on Sep 4, 2017

Earlier today malicious emails began targeting Australian inboxes in the form of fake Telstra email bills. In a twist, the emails claim ‘Good news – your account is currently in credit, so no payment is required at this time.’ 

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Watch out: New ANZ scam claims 'Your last payment was ...

By Daniel McShanag on Aug 28, 2017

A convincing fake ANZ Bank phishing email is today targeting customers. The e-mail advises recipients that their ‘last payment was unsuccessful’ and prompts them to login, so those behind the attack can harvest banking credentials. 

 

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ASIC targeted again in a large-scale phishing scam

By Katherine Chong on Aug 24, 2017

Another large scale run of fake ASIC emails was deployed yesterday. The first message was delivered at 08:46:21 AEST on the 23rd August, and purports to be an ABN registration renewal notification.

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