eFax becomes latest victim of brandjacking

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 15 October 2018 15:40:42 AEDT

Do not be fooled if you receive a legitimate-looking email from eFax informing you of a new fax delivery. The email is a fraud and could possibly infect your computer.

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Domain spoofing: how hackers hijack companies online

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 24 August 2018 11:49:31 AEST

When hackers set about breaking into a company’s computers, they start with phishing emails. Their objective is to get one person inside their target company to click a link to a fake website they’ve set up and enter their email password.

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Phoney QuickBooks email used in new fraud

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 22 August 2018 14:51:37 AEST

If you’ve seen this email in your inbox, best to delete it immediately. It’s a new scam using forged QuickBooks branding to try and trick people into clicking through to a malicious website.

MailGuard has detected multiple variants of this attack, using different company names and sender address domains.

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Fake American Express notification phishing for email passwords

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 20 August 2018 10:54:45 AEST

The email shown above is a new phishing attack detected by MailGuard.

The message sender has used forged American Express branding to try and convince the recipient that it’s a genuine Amex statement notification.

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New zero-day malware attack brandjacking NAB

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 06 August 2018 13:35:14 AEST

Banks are well-trusted institutions, so when cybercriminals are looking for good trademarks to use in their email attacks they often rip-off bank branding.

This new scam email uses the NAB trademark to try and persuade recipients that it is a genuine notification message from their bank. The message tells the victim that they have been sent a “SWIFT message” as a “confirmation of payment” to their account.

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Office 365 branding exploited in new phishing attack

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 06 August 2018 12:23:24 AEST

 

Microsoft’s stature as a trusted household name makes them a lucrative brandjacking target for cybercriminals.

This latest phishing attack - shown in the screenshot above - uses the “Office 365” trademark to persuade recipients that the email is legitimate and get them to click on the “recover messages” link.

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Caution: this CommBank email is a fake

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 02 August 2018 10:44:57 AEST

If you’ve visited the login screen above, you may have fallen victim to a new phishing scam MailGuard has discovered.

Although it looks like a real bank login page, it’s actually a phishing site set up by criminals to harvest people’s bank passwords.

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Telstra's trademarks exploited in new email scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 30 July 2018 09:54:27 AEST

MailGuard has detected a new email-based cyber-attack using Telstra branding to try and deceive victims.

As you can see from the screenshot above, this email scam is quite well designed and makes use of extensive graphical elements.

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The imitation game: email fraud, phishing & brandjacking

Posted by Craig McDonald on 23 July 2018 12:22:15 AEST

The term “imitation game” comes from a paper Alan Turing wrote in 1960 called Computing Machinery and Intelligence. Turing posed the question "Are there imaginable digital computers which would do well in the imitation game?"
While machines are now beginning to answer Turing’s question in the affirmative, the most dangerous copycats in the cyber-world are still humans.

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New phishing attack using forged AVG branding

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 23 July 2018 11:06:27 AEST

MailGuard has detected a new scam that is using fake AVG branding to try and trick victims.

“Your email account has been BLACKLISTED,” the message warns the recipient, “our service team will terminate its service within 24hrs…”

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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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