Watch Out: Purchase order email scam links to malicious downloads

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 18 October 2018 12:55:05 AEDT

Do not be too quick to click everything you see in your inbox. Cybercriminals circulated a malicious email in the form of a fraudulent purchase order on Tuesday afternoon.

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E-Toll Account statements are linking to malicious downloads

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 12 October 2018 11:19:04 AEDT

NSW Roads and Maritime Services becomes another victim of brandjacking by cybercriminals. 2 variants of hoax emails supposedly sent by the government agency arrived in inboxes yesterday.

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Beware of fraudulent eTicket email scam

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 26 September 2018 16:20:09 AEST

In the biggest week of football finals, and coinciding with a surge in upcoming seasonal events, comes the latest email scam that invites recipients to ‘Download and Print Your eTickets.’

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Bogus invoice delivers malware, mimicks MYOB software

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 24 September 2018 13:14:25 AEST

A batch of malicious emails is arriving in inboxes today. They are fraudulent invoices sent from a brandjacked UK based business, and are impersonating the software of MYOB. 

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DocuSign brand spoofed in latest email brandjacking

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 21 September 2018 10:30:42 AEST

Keep an eye out for the latest DocuSign email scam that was circulating Wednesday (AEST). Masquerading as a credit application, the subjects generally relate to a ‘Credit Card Application’ or a ‘Loan Application.’

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FiveSenses coffee spoofed in latest email scam

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 21 September 2018 09:53:03 AEST

Popular coffee brand, FiveSenses, is the subject of the latest email scam. In yet another example of how cybercriminals attempt to brandjack trusted, well-known and familiar brands, the email includes a ‘Payment Advice’ in an attempt to trick coffee lovers, restaurant and café owners to investigate further.  

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MYOB brandjacked in latest email scam

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 14 September 2018 12:28:32 AEST

 

Take a second look before viewing an online remittance purportedly issued by MYOB. The well-known accounting software company is being mimicked in a phishing scam currently circulating.

The scam was first identified and blocked by MailGuard on Thursday, with subsequent runs continuing into Friday.

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Business-targeted cybercrime surging in Australia says PWC report

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 07 September 2018 11:39:45 AEST

In the last two years, 45% of Australian companies were attacked by online criminals.

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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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Could your business handle a cyber-attack this afternoon?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 23 August 2018 09:50:14 AEST

"Raise the topic of cybersecurity with any board of directors. They would all probably agree it’s a very important issue, but it’s rare that they would all agree what to do about it. Just asking a few pointed questions can create a lot of energy:
How well prepared are you for a sophisticated cyber attack this afternoon?”

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$10k lost in latest email fraud against Aussie business

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 17 August 2018 10:36:44 AEST

This week the SMH reported the story of the small business owner who lost AU$10,000 in an email fraud attack.

“Small business owner Phoebe Bell believes scammers were watching her emails "for months" before they swiped $10,000 from her homewares operation, Sage & Clare,” the SMH reports.

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Email fraud up 46% on 2017: businesses losing $ billions

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 15 August 2018 09:58:41 AEST

Claire, an intern at a small legal firm, sits down at her desk after getting back from a hasty, late lunch. She gulps her coffee and flicks open her email inbox: 37 new messages. She rubs her temples and begins to work her way through the backlog that piled up during her 15-minute lunch break.

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Hackers use email fraud to rob ATMs

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 14 August 2018 10:16:48 AEST

The FBI warned US banks last week that they are expecting a large-scale fraud attack involving compromised ATM cash machines in the near future.

“Cyber criminals are planning to conduct a global Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cash-out scheme in the coming days,” the FBI advised banks in a confidential message revealed by the KOS blog, Aug 12.

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Fake OneDrive notification

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 10 August 2018 13:34:25 AEST

If you see this message show up in your inbox, please delete it; it’s a phishing attack.

Although it’s been designed to look like an innocuous notification message, the “view completed document” link actually points to a phishing page - shown below - set up to harvest people’s email login credentials.   

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If your inbox isn’t secure your business is at risk

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 08 August 2018 10:03:38 AEST

When you consider how central email is to daily business operations, it’s not surprising, that it’s become the most damaging weapon in the cybercrime arsenal.
Every business still relies on email to do the majority of their daily communication. Everything from stationery orders to corporate mergers is organised and negotiated through the humble inbox.

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