Caution: fake 'Telstra Media' BPAY billing message

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 09 April 2018 11:34:31 AEST


If you get an email message like the one in the screenshot above, claiming to be from 'Telstra Media,' don't open it or click on the links it contains.

This new scam purports to be a Telstra Media billing notice and asks the recipient to view their 'BPAY payment invoice' but the link is actually pointing to a zipped malware file.

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New Netflix email scam phishing for credit cards 

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 29 March 2018 09:45:05 AEDT

 
A new Netflix email scam attempting to steal credit card information has been detected by MailGuard.

The scam message tells the recipient that Netflix ‘failed to validate’ their payment and that they need to log into their Netflix account to ‘verify’ their ‘billing and payment details’.

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Fake Enviro Sweep tax invoice used in email scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 06 March 2018 15:22:39 AEDT

MailGuard has detected a new email-borne malware attack brandjacking Enviro Sweep, a South Australia based company that provides sanitation services.

The malicious email takes the form of a fake invoice notification, as shown in the screenshot above. The message comes with a .pdf attachment titled ‘tax invoice,’ which contains a link to a malware file - see below:

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Malware scam: fake Ezi Office Supplies invoice

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 01 March 2018 11:43:01 AEDT


MailGuard has intercepted a new criminal-intent email that is exploiting Ezi Office Supplies branding.

You can see in the screenshot above that this scam message is well formatted and looks like a legitimate invoice notification.

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Phishing attack exploiting Office 365 branding on fake login page

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 26 February 2018 15:45:27 AEDT


A new phishing scam has been detected by MailGuard, exploiting the trademarks of 
Microsoft Office 365 and Xerox.

This criminal intent email attack takes the form of a plain text message purporting to be a Xerox document sharing notification. 

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Caution: fake 'Xero' invoice notification scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 26 February 2018 12:43:36 AEDT


MailGuard has detected a new email scam using fake ‘Xero’ domains in the sender addresses.

This message, shown in the screenshot above, is designed to look like an invoice notification from ‘The Advocates Property Advisory.’
The message contains a ‘view invoice’ link which if clicked, directs the scam victim to download an MS Word .doc file containing hidden malware.

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Brandjacking: scammers use familiar trademarks to make you click

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 23 February 2018 14:39:01 AEDT


Yesterday the
Cyber Security Weekly Podcast interviewed MailGuard’s Chief Technical Officer, Bill Rue, about the growing problem of brandjacking email scams.

In this interview, Bill talks about the ways to recognise these scam messages and the serious threat they can pose to businesses as well as individual victims.

Please click on the player link below to listen to the interview:

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Brandjacking scams: data theft and malware hiding in plain sight

Posted by Craig McDonald on 19 February 2018 13:10:08 AEDT


In this age of internet-based commerce, all cybercriminals need to do to take control of our company’s finances or steal our data is get us to click on a link. Scammers have come up with some devious tactics to induce their victims into falling for their tricks, and one of the most successful is brandjacking.

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Xero branding imitated in breaking email scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 19 February 2018 12:42:06 AEDT


A new zero-day email scam imitating Xero branding has been detected by MailGuard.

This email is supposed to look like a Xero invoice notification. The text advises the recipient that their credit card will be debited, and offers a link to view their bill.

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New phishing attack using fake Microsoft branding

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 16 February 2018 12:32:58 AEDT


Zero-day phishing attack detected by MailGuard: this phishing email is designed to look like an invoice notification message from 
Microsoft Dynamics.

You can see in the screenshot above, that this is not a very well designed email scam, but the use of Microsoft’s branding makes the scam more likely to fool people.

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Phony MYOB email claiming to be from ‘Craftedeals’

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 12 February 2018 11:49:05 AEDT


MailGuard is detecting criminal intent emails designed to look like MYOB invoice notifications from a company called Craftedeals.

The messages contain a ‘view invoice’ button that actually links to a JavaScript malware file.

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Fake St George Bank email scam uses realistic login pages

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 09 February 2018 11:09:20 AEDT


Mailguard has intercepted new criminal-intent emails that are designed to send victims to a fake St George Bank login page.

As can be seen in the screenshot of the email the message is very brief and simply formatted.

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CPA Australia Brandjacked by Cybercriminals

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 08 January 2018 14:16:47 AEDT


MailGuard has intercepted a new email scam pretending to originate from CPA Australia.

The message instructs recipients to open an attached ‘invoice’; an attachment in Word .doc format.

Scammers deliver malware via macros hidden in the structure of .doc files like this.

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Social Engineering: Hacking + Psychology = Fraud

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 08 January 2018 11:55:41 AEDT


Recently
The Brisbane Times broke a story about cybercriminals who stole millions of dollars from Queensland law firms in December. This story is interesting because the cybercriminals involved didn’t hack into the lawyer's network or infect their computers with a virus - they just sent them an email.

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Xmas Parcel Scam - Fake Aust Post Email

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 11 December 2017 16:23:36 AEDT


Earlier today, MailGuard stopped a new criminal-intent email from arriving in its customers inboxes. This scam exploits Australia Post's name to gain trust.

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