Phishing email spoofing Netflix threatens to suspend membership; asks users for photo ID

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 25 March 2020 14:14:16 AEDT

Netflix users, don’t be alarmed if you receive an email threatening to suspend your membership and prohibiting you from watching your favourite TV shows. The popular entertainment company has once again been spoofed by cybercriminals in a phishing email scam.

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Legitimate-looking phishing email spoofing Westpac claims users’ accounts are ‘temporarily blocked’

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 23 March 2020 12:44:16 AEDT

Westpac users are advised not to panic if they receive a legitimate-looking email spoofing the bank, claiming their account is ‘’temporarily blocked”.

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Phishing email cites users' email domains repeatedly to convince them their mailboxes have been 'de-activated'

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 18 March 2020 14:37:21 AEDT

Checking for personal details within an email is a common method of determining its validity, but it’s key to remember cybercriminals are aware of this too.

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Phishing email claims ‘your mailbox is almost full’ to trick users

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 17 March 2020 14:08:25 AEDT

Receiving an email about supposedly inaccessible or blocked messages can be alarming, but it doesn’t hurt to think twice about the credibility of the email – especially if it involves clicking on unknown links.

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Email scam uses fraudulent “resume” to deliver malware attack

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 16 March 2020 15:05:39 AEDT

MailGuard has identified and successfully blocked an email scam containing a malware-ridden attachment. The email was sent supposedly from a job applicant seeking employment.

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Phishing email impersonates Mailjet, claims your ‘payment has been declined’

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 13 March 2020 15:21:20 AEDT

A new phishing email scam has been intercepted by MailGuard, this time purporting to be sent from email marketing service Mailjet.

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Email containing ‘payment advice note’ delivers malicious payload

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 11 March 2020 11:51:13 AEDT

Users are advised to be wary of an email masquerading as a ‘payment advice note’. Using a display name of ‘Accounts’, the email is in plain-text and contains no links. It is titled ‘payment advice note from 03.09.2020’.

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Sneaky Accounts Admin Invoice Scam

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 05 March 2020 13:40:01 AEDT

Be on the look-out for this sneaky email scam, pretending to be from an ‘Accounts Administrator’ named ‘Olivia Wilson.’ The simple email is text only with no links or attachments, so it will easily by-pass most email security services. The sender is relying on recipients responding to enquire about the missing invoice, at which time they will harvest the credentials of unsuspecting victims.  

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Phishing email spoofing Westpac informs users their card has been put on ‘hold’

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 27 February 2020 17:13:23 AEDT

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

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Warning: Email scam uses list of ‘corona-virus affected company staff’ to deliver malicious payload

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 25 February 2020 17:54:56 AEDT

MailGuard urges all cyber users to be vigilant when accessing their emails as a widespread email scam leveraging on fears around coronavirus (now officially known as COVID-19) is infiltrating Australian inboxes.

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Phishing email scam spoofs Netflix again; threatens to suspend membership

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 21 February 2020 12:24:48 AEDT

Netflix users, don’t panic if you receive an email threatening to suspend your membership and prohibiting you from watching your favourite TV shows. The popular entertainment company has once again been spoofed by cybercriminals in a phishing email scam.

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Local Internet service provider iiNet spoofed in phishing email

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 18 February 2020 17:53:53 AEDT

Local internet service provider iiNet has been embroiled in a phishing email scam designed to harvest confidential data of users.

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Phishing email impersonating PayPal confirms the addition of a new address

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 13 February 2020 16:57:30 AEDT

E-commerce company PayPal has once again been embroiled in a phishing email scam designed to harvest confidential data of users.

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Parcel delivery email scam spoofs Aramex, claims delivery was ‘unsucessful’

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 13 February 2020 12:51:18 AEDT

Valentine’s Day is a day away, so it’s perhaps no surprise that cybercriminals are using parcel delivery email scams to trick unsuspecting recipients.

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Extortion emails demand $1300 worth in Bitcoin within 72 hours

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 05 February 2020 10:12:06 AEDT

Extortion email scams have been on the rise, fuelled by multiple data breaches that have leaked mass amounts of personal information. MailGuard intercepted an extortion email scam in the morning of 4th of Jan 2020 (AEST).

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