MailGuard intercepted an email scam this morning that's meant to look like a message from ASIC; the Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Commonwealth Bank is one of Australia’s best known and most trusted brands, so it’s irresistible to phishing scammers.
Today, criminal-intent emails were detected by MailGuard using CommBank branding to try and trick millions of bank customers into giving up their credit card details.
A large-scale fake email attack is targeting inboxes across Australia today.
This criminal-intent email is trying to trick people into believing that it is from Telstra. This is well executed fake, using a sophisticated HTML design utilising authentic looking graphical elements and layout.
It’s a busy Monday for cybercriminals and spam-bots apparently.
The MailGuard system has been intercepting large volumes of criminal-intent emails today, including this crafty number, designed to look like a bill notice from Energy Australia; one of Australia’s largest utility companies.
Thanks to the global online marketplace, businesses can find customers, manage workforces and accept payments more easily than ever before.
Australians are embracing the internet as a place to do business in record numbers and that’s great news, as long as everything works smoothly. Email, e-commerce and cloud storage platforms have become the foundation of day-to-day business activity, but they also create opportunities for infiltration and fraud. The problem that businesses face, trading online, is the risk of data breaches; valuable information falling into the wrong hands.
There's no rest for cyber-crime-fighters. Criminals are firing out emails at the rate of millions a minute, so keeping our client's inboxes clean and safe is a non-stop job.
Yesterday, our CEO Craig McDonald published a post addressing the notorious fake Netflix email scam that's sweeping across the net.
Our systems first detected this latest barrage of fake Netflix emails on Friday of last week and promptly stopped the malicious emails from entering our client’s inboxes.
In the past 24 hours, MailGuard has blocked a new criminal intent email going after credit card information. With a subject that reads ‘Your PayPal account has been limited,’ this one is designed to look like an admin email from PayPal, but of course it is completely fake.
You may have read the breaking story this week about the fraudulent Netflix email that’s trying to steal people’s credit card details. It's been widely reported by major media outlets like USA Today, MSN and NBC, and in tech publications like WIRED and Mashable, just to name a few.
My MailGuard blog was the first to report on this threat Friday, 3 November. Fortunately for our clients, MailGuard identified and intercepted this criminal-intent email before it could reach their inboxes and do any harm.
A scam email has appeared today that is pretending to be from Netflix. MailGuard detected the new scam early this morning, and stopped the malicious emails from entering our client’s inboxes.
This scam email is relatively well designed. The scammers are using a template system to generate individualised messages with specific recipient data.
Another reminder this week of the vital importance of securing sensitive data and IP. Just as we were shaking our collective heads at the misfortunes of Equifax and their data breach - which saw the personal details of millions of individuals leaked online - another breach has come to light that has exposed the personal details of nearly 50,000 government and corporate employees.
Australians are being inundated by a huge spike in malicious email attacks coinciding with the end of financial year, led by a fresh batch of Origin Energy emails harbouring malware.
The headline and subheader tells us what you're offering, and the form header closes the deal. Over here you can explain why your offer is so great it's worth filling out a form for.