Warning: This invoice attachment contains a phishing scam

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 17 October 2019 11:33:59 AEDT

Invoices can be very costly indeed – and not always in the traditional sense. A recent phishing invoice email scam detected by MailGuard is designed to trick victims into revealing their confidential data.

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Scam Alert: Phishing email spoofing Telstra uses ‘$500 gift card reward’ to trick users

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 15 October 2019 16:41:13 AEDT

MailGuard has discovered a phishing email scam that is targeting inboxes across Australia.

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Email containing ‘audio file’ attachment delivers phishing attack

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 10 October 2019 11:04:06 AEDT

MailGuard has detected a new phishing email scam that uses an ‘audio file’ to deliver a phishing attack.

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Phishing email spoofing Commonwealth Bank uses multi-factor authentication to trick users

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 08 October 2019 16:27:39 AEDT

Exercise caution if you receive an email supposedly from Commonwealth Bank – the bank has been spoofed via a new multi-staged phishing email scam. The hallmark of this scam lies in not only how well-crafted it is, but how it ironically utilises multiple safety features to steal confidential data of users.

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Emails purporting to be from PayPal hit inboxes; suspected to contain phishing links

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 04 October 2019 13:58:07 AEST

MailGuard has intercepted multiple variations of an email scam impersonating global online payments system, PayPal. Sent via malicious domains originating overseas, these emails contain links that are suspected to harvest users’ confidential details.

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Phishing email supposedly from Westpac reminds users of the ‘end of tax season’

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 30 September 2019 17:03:25 AEST

Cybercriminals have once again exploited Westpac Bank’s trademarks in a phishing email scam.

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Shipping notification spoofing Qantas is actually a phishing email scam

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 23 September 2019 16:31:46 AEST

It might sound exciting to receive an email announcing an unexpected gift, but don’t be too quick to follow its instructions – your surprise might just turn into a bit of a shock.

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Phishing email brandjacks Netflix; claims users’ subscriptions are ‘canceled’

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 20 September 2019 16:53:59 AEST

Netflix users, don’t panic if you receive an email claiming your Netflix subscription has been cancelled. The popular entertainment company has once again been spoofed by cybercriminals in a phishing email scam.

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Phishing email impersonating PayPal informs users of "account limitations"

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 20 September 2019 11:20:49 AEST

MailGuard has intercepted a phishing email scam impersonating global online payments system, PayPal. The scam was first detected on Thursday 19th September around midday (AEST).

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Would you fall for a brandjacking scam?

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 24 May 2019 13:15:29 AEST

Brandjacking - where cybercriminals impersonate the brands we trust, in order to fool us into clicking on malicious content - has affected some of the world’s biggest companies, past and present. 

Anyone can be a target of brandjacking scams.

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Client Spotlight: Capitol Health

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 03 May 2019 10:08:38 AEST

A MailGuard client since February 2018, Capitol Health is a leading provider of diagnostic imaging services to the Australian healthcare market. Their objective is to build a leading healthcare business with potential for sustainable growth and profitability.  

We spoke to Brendan Revell, head of IT at Capitol Health to find out more about the company’s cybersecurity strategy and their experiences working with MailGuard.

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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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