National Australia Bank (NAB) has once again been impersonated by cybercriminals in a phishing email scam designed to steal users’ confidential data.
Scammers have mimicked one of Australia’s leading domain registrar and web hosting companies, Crazy Domains, in a phishing email currently being blocked by MailGuard. The fake renewal email targets vulnerable customers, mainly small businesses, who are told that they are at risk of having their account suspended if they do not update their credit card details, creating urgency for customers that need to ensure that their website is running, particularly during to the busy holiday period upon us.Read More
A phishing email, purporting to be from a medical imaging business, uses Microsoft branding to try and trick users into providing cybercriminals with their Outlook Web App email and password details. It appears both the email address and server, from two different businesses, have been compromised in this phishing attempt. Users are urged to remain cautious and check any unfamiliar emails twice before clicking on any links.Read More
Millions of Westpac online banking customers are being targeted in a phishing scam that aims to steal crucial details, including login and credit card information. With the holidays in sight, and many Australians’ relying on their online banking for purchases, paying bills, and checking their bank accounts, scammers have used emotive messaging to trick even the savviest user into thinking this may be a legitimate communication from Westpac.Read More
Microsoft Office 365 and Smartsheet users are cautioned to be aware of any email correspondence asking you to open and sign a ‘Confidential Commercial Credit’ agreement. This is a phishing attempt, that not only aims to steal sensitive login credentials, but potentially download malware, that could be incredibly damaging to networks. With millions of Smartsheet and Microsoft users worldwide, it is more than likely that innocent victims will fall prey to this phishing attempt, particularly since the scammers are using compromised email addresses to trick recipients, utilising trusted Microsoft branding elements and given the frequency of shared documents amongst time-poor workers. Therefore, recipients are warned to remain vigilant and refrain from downloading any suspicious or unexpected files.Read More
Parcel delivery scams are surging, with the latest phishing email being blocked by MailGuard impersonating leading international delivery service, DHL Express. Once again, cybercriminals are targeting the vulnerability of those urgently awaiting packages, particularly from overseas. There has been a rapid rise in parcel delivery scams in recent weeks, mimicking logistics providers such as DHL and Australia Post, with scammers no doubt making the most of the festive season to lure in unsuspecting victims.Read More
A nasty parcel delivery scam purporting to be from Australia Post is currently being blocked by MailGuard. With the festive season well and truly upon us, combined with the increase in parcel deliveries due to COVID related restrictions that are still in place nation-wide with customers eagerly awaiting packages, there is no shortage of phishing attempts by cybercriminals who are taking full advantage to steal sensitive credentials for follow-on criminal activity. It’s imperative that Australia Post customers remain vigilant upon receiving any communication pertaining to deliveries, especially one’s that you are not expecting.Read More
Microsoft customers are being targeted with a fraudulent ‘Spam Notification’ email advising them that a message has been quarantined by the ‘Security and Compliance Center’. In fact, this is a bid by cybercriminals to lure unsuspecting victims into providing them with sensitive Microsoft Office 365 credentials. The scam is unique in that it is mimicking Microsoft’s own email security safeguards, which could confuse users. This phishing attempt is being blocked by MailGuard.Read More
Microsoft 365 Business customers beware, there’s a phishing email currently circulating, purporting to be from Microsoft, with the subject line ‘Re: View Your Microsoft 365 Business Standard invoice’. Trusted by over 300 million customers worldwide, it’s common for scammers to spoof Microsoft to try to steal sensitive credentials from customers. Providing details such as your login email or password to your Microsoft Office 365 account means that cybercriminals can access your email, calendars, contacts and sensitive company information that can be used to design BEC scams, for identity fraud, or sold on the dark web, plus other criminal activity.Read More
An oddly styled Australia Post phishing scam has landed in inboxes, aiming to trick unsuspecting recipients into submitting their credit card details in order to receive a package. With a surge in online deliveries, and particularly at this time of the year as we reach peak holiday season, parcel delivery scams impersonating trusted names such as Australia Post are becoming commonplace, with expectant individuals and businesses warned to double-check any correspondence purporting to be from the popular delivery service.Read More
Once again, an elaborate phishing scam is the weapon of choice for cybercriminals aiming to take advantage of the weakest link in the security landscape – human beings. A recent attack has taken inspiration from history by using ‘Project Zebra’, the name given to the top-secret mission between Stalin and Roosevelt (with the aim of flying a state-of-the-art amphibious warplane) as the subject of a malicious email impersonating an employee at international engineering, design and advisory firm ‘Aurecon’. The email currently intercepted by MailGuard uses a direct interaction phishing tactic designed to entice the victim into submitting a job proposal by creating a highly personalised email from an unsuspecting Aurecon employee. It is possible that these details have either been found publicly or from a leaked database.Read More
The holiday season is upon us, and cybercriminals are making the most of the anticipation of consumers who are eagerly awaiting orders, with parcel delivery scams that are designed to steal your credentials. MailGuard is currently intercepting multiple fraudulent phishing emails, claiming to be from Australia Post.Read More
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