Email: the skeleton key to your company’s data & dollars

Posted by Craig McDonald on 16 July 2018 10:33:31 AEST
  • Phishing
  • Brandjacking
  • CEO fraud

All these kinds of cybercrime are perpetrated using email as their primary vector.

Every business is constantly sending and receiving emails, it’s part of the background noise of everyday work, so it’s a powerful tool for criminals who want to slip under the wire and attack a company from the inside out.

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Realistic fake Telstra email used in phishing attack

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 06 July 2018 11:27:34 AEST


MailGuard has detected a new phishing email attack brandjacking
Telstra.

Phishing is one of the most common and harmful cybercrime types. The sophistication of these email scams varies a lot, from simple plain-text emails to very realistic forgeries that are hard to distinguish from genuine email notifications.

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New MYOB brandjacking scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 08 June 2018 11:24:55 AEST


MailGuard has detected a new email scam attempting to deliver malware to victim’s computers.
The scam message - shown in the screenshot above - shows MYOB branding and purports to be a document notification email.

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Nigerian Prince scams are still making millions for criminals

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 05 June 2018 11:51:27 AEST


Dear admired friend,

It is my solemn duty to inform you of the passing of your distant relative Mr Mohammed Abacha, a respected member of the Nigerian aristocracy.

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This is not a real DHL email - it's a scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 22 May 2018 09:39:41 AEST


The email message shown in the screenshot above is not a genuine DHL message. While it shows DHL trademarks and graphics it is actually a phishing scam.

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Caution: This fake 'MYOB' invoice message is a scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 16 May 2018 12:05:27 AEST


A new email fraud attack has been detected by MailGuard. 

The scammers behind this attack are exploiting MYOB’s brand name to persuade potential victims their email message is a legitimate invoice notification.

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New scams target Telstra customers with phishing & malware

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 14 May 2018 10:48:47 AEST


Threat alert: two new email scams targeting
Telstra customers are hitting inboxes. These well-designed email attacks both use fake Telstra bill notifications to trick victims into clicking on malicious links.

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ANZ branding faked in PDF attachment scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 03 May 2018 15:25:21 AEST


MailGuard has detected a new cyber-attack using an email with a PDF attachment.

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Fake High Court notification email scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 03 May 2018 14:10:26 AEST


This new scam detected by MailGuard is a classic example of criminals using the name of an authority to persuade people to click on their links.

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Caution: fake DocuSign email infected with malware

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 30 April 2018 09:29:31 AEST


This scam email impersonating a DocuSign notification is well designed, as you can see in the screenshot above.

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Fake GIO Insurance notification is a scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 26 April 2018 09:55:38 AEST


If you get this simple looking little email in your inbox, don’t click on the link and open the .doc file it points to.

Although the scammers that sent it tried to make it look like a GIO Insurance notification, the sole purpose of this innocent-looking little message is to deliver malware. The .doc file contains hidden code that will deliver malicious software to the victim’s computer in the background, without their knowledge.

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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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