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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Dropbox brandjacked in new phishing scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 02 March 2018 14:40:31 AEDT


MailGuard has intercepted a new zero-day email scam exploiting Dropbox branding.

As a well known and trusted company, Dropbox’s trademark is regularly used by cybercriminals as camouflage for their phishing attacks. Scammers copy the Dropbox logo onto their emails to lend authenticity to their scams, a practice known as ‘brandjacking’.

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Caution: LinkedIn Messages delivering Fake Dropbox Scam

Posted by Craig McDonald on 30 November 2017 16:25:55 AEDT


I’ve received a number of messages on LinkedIn over the last 24 hours that rang alarm bells. At first glance they looked like ordinary notes from my contacts, but then I noticed they were all asking me to click on an unfamiliar link

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Watch out for new Dropbox and MailChimp Scams

Posted by MailGuard on 13 October 2017 13:36:21 AEDT

Be wary of opening emails claiming to be from Dropbox. MailGuard intercepted a scam targeting inboxes this week and masquerading as Dropbox. To avoid being detected by email content scanners, in this attack cybercriminals have obfuscated the brand by writing ‘Dropbox’ with non-latin characters.

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Brazen cybercriminals offer email security tips in new malware scam

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 19 October 2016 09:58:08 AEDT

A malicious email detected by MailGuard uses anti-virus security tips to dupe recipients.

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Financial services CEO’s contacts targeted in new Dropbox spear-phishing scam

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 18 October 2016 09:06:29 AEDT

 Contacts of a prominent CEO in the financial services sector are being targeted in a Dropbox spear-phishing scam identified by MailGuard.

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Office 365, Xero, DropBox: Why email scammers hide behind big names

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 22 September 2016 11:00:59 AEST

New phishing and malware attacks today targeting Office 365, Xero and DropBox users have emphasised a growing trend of brand exploitation.

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Dropbox Scam: New Phishing Attack

Posted by Richard Price on 04 March 2016 15:22:27 AEDT

A new Dropbox phishing scam emerged last night, with cyber criminals trying to hack the recipient’s email account by harvesting credentials from a fake Dropbox form.

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Beware: another fake Dropbox phishing scam

Posted by Richard Price on 04 February 2016 10:23:44 AEDT

A new fake Dropbox phishing scam targeting users of the online sharing and storage platform is currently in circulation.

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MailGuard Breaking IT News: Dropbox Phishing Email Scam

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 04 December 2014 00:31:00 AEDT

Today MailGuard caught a number of phishing emails purporting to originate from people who wish to share files via Dropbox. This is a typical feature of Dropbox which allows you to share files with friends and colleagues.

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