Scam: Fake Bakerdays Invoice Conceals Malware

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 04 December 2017 19:30:00 AEDT

This afternoon MailGuard intercepted a large batch of criminal-intent emails formatted to look like Bakerdays Quickbooks invoices. (See screenshot, above.)

These fake invoices are well designed, so they would not necessarily look suspicious to recipients based on their appearance. They even have a legitimate looking sender address: andrea[at]bakerdays[dot]com

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Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 30 November 2017 11:02:42 AEDT

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Cybercrime is impacting 9 out of 10 businesses. According to a recent study by
PwC, it is the number one economic crime in Australia, and number two globally. This is a risk management challenge of huge proportions.

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Ransomware, Scams & Cyber Monday - Weekly Digest

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 24 November 2017 17:19:32 AEDT

On Wednesday this week, MailGuard CEO Craig McDonald published a thought provoking post on the blog dealing with cybercrime attacks against senior management and business owners.

In his article Craig writes:

"Brad (not his real name) is the founder and CEO of a major logistics company. The story he told me is astonishing, but unfortunately, it is also true. It started at 6:25 pm on a Friday. Brad sat down at his computer and clicked open his email inbox.

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Fake Telstra Emails Landing in Australian Inboxes

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 21 November 2017 15:20:09 AEDT


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.

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Fake Energy Australia Email Drops Malware

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 20 November 2017 16:30:05 AEDT


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.

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PayPal Brandjacked in New Criminal Email Attack

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 09 November 2017 17:01:09 AEDT

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.

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Warning: Our Brains are on Autopilot Most of the Time...

Posted by Craig McDonald on 09 November 2017 14:09:20 AEDT

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.

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Alert: Another fake email bill scam impersonating Telstra

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 25 October 2017 15:37:34 AEDT


Breaking security news: Email scam uses fakeTelstra branding to try and ambush recipients

A large run of malicious emails were detected and intercepted by our team. The scam email impersonates an electronic billing notification for Telstra customers and is quite well designed, and hard to distinguish from a real Telstra communication.

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Whaling, CEO Fraud, Business Email Compromise… Targeted spear phishing attacks continue to trouble business

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 15 July 2016 17:03:54 AEST

The attacks can take many names, from CEO Fraud, to Whaling and Business Email Compromise. Whichever name you choose, spear phishing attacks impersonating influential executives continue to be a big problem for businesses of all sizes.

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CyberCrime Network Behind AGL Targets Australia Post with New Cerber Ransomware Scam

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 11 July 2016 17:23:22 AEST

In a new email scam breaking early Monday, the same cybercrime network behind the recent AGL attacks appear to have moved their focus to Australia Post. The email claims that a package was unable to be delivered because nobody was home, and asks recipients to click a link.

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Build Multi-Layered Defences Against Cyber Threats

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 17 September 2015 13:14:00 AEST

Too many businesses put their trust in a single layer of protection when employing a threat mitigation strategy.  If malware manages to slip past that single thin layer, a company’s IT infrastructure is virtually defenseless, along with their most sensitive business data.

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Is Your Cloud Email Security Service Truly Protecting Your Business?

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 10 September 2015 16:43:58 AEST

Every day, cyber criminals attempt to infiltrate email channels and damage or compromise critical business data. For your cloud email security service to effectively shield your business in real time from spam, scams and other malware variants, they just provide a support team that’s ready to go above and beyond.

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Part 4 - Is Your Current Email Security Provider Leaving You Vulnerable?

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 08 September 2015 12:49:05 AEST

In Part 2 of this blog series, we touched on the topics of malware variants and what level of support is needed from your email security provider to keep zero-day spam and phishing scams at bay. For the third installment, we explored why the current cyber threat environment necessitates a multi-layered security alert system – the only true antivirus solution.

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Part 3 - Is Your Current Email Security Provider Leaving You Vulnerable?

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 07 September 2015 17:03:00 AEST

The Internet isn’t a safe place, and it isn’t getting any safer.

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Part 2 - Is Your Current Email Security Provider Leaving You Vulnerable?

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 02 September 2015 17:18:00 AEST

As discussed in Part 1 of this four-part series on partnering with the best cloud email security provider, you must ask the right questions to determine if your provider offers premium services or if it is still leaving your business susceptible to spam and malware attacks.

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