New scam: fake job application email links to malware

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 20 April 2018 16:31:16 AEST


A new scam posing as a job application email is being detected by MailGuard.

The scam looks like a benign message from a job applicant, linking to their resume (see screenshot image above) but the link in the email actually points to a malware file that targets devices running Windows operating systems.

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Fake Enviro Sweep tax invoice used in email scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 06 March 2018 15:22:39 AEDT

MailGuard has detected a new email-borne malware attack brandjacking Enviro Sweep, a South Australia based company that provides sanitation services.

The malicious email takes the form of a fake invoice notification, as shown in the screenshot above. The message comes with a .pdf attachment titled ‘tax invoice,’ which contains a link to a malware file - see below:

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Malware scam: fake Ezi Office Supplies invoice

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 01 March 2018 11:43:01 AEDT


MailGuard has intercepted a new criminal-intent email that is exploiting Ezi Office Supplies branding.

You can see in the screenshot above that this scam message is well formatted and looks like a legitimate invoice notification.

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Phony MYOB email claiming to be from ‘Craftedeals’

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 12 February 2018 11:49:05 AEDT


MailGuard is detecting criminal intent emails designed to look like MYOB invoice notifications from a company called Craftedeals.

The messages contain a ‘view invoice’ button that actually links to a JavaScript malware file.

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New GDPR Regulations: Billions at Stake for Unprepared Companies

Posted by Craig McDonald on 13 November 2017 13:07:29 AEDT

 

Hefty New Fines for Data Breaches

 

Paul Roberts wrote a fascinating article for ‘The Digital Guardian’ about the massive 2015 Hilton data breach.

To refresh your memory; in 2015, the Hilton hotel company suffered criminal-intent data breaches that exposed hundreds of thousands of customer credit card records. Last week the New York Attorney General gave Hilton a US$700k fine for the breach.

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Cyber Criminals Targeting Australians Again With Fake AFP Infringement Email Scam

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 02 July 2015 23:29:00 AEST

Warning: International cyber criminals are targeting Australians again by recycling their fake ‘Australian Federal Police (AFP) infringement scam’ campaign.

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Top 3 Reasons Your AV Isn’t Stopping Fastbreak Phishing And Other Spam Attacks Like Cryptolocker

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 30 May 2015 02:04:00 AEST

Let’s get real for a moment. Your antivirus software isn’t stopping fastbreak phishing and other spam attacks like Cryptolocker.

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The Australian Federal Police Are The Latest Target In Another Cryptolocker Scam

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 30 April 2015 02:08:00 AEST

It is the responsibility of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to protect us from crime. How ironic that in the latest fastbreak Cryptolocker email scam, cyber criminals have adopted the identity of the AFP and are using it to trick unsuspecting recipients into paying them money.

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MailGuard Stops Another Online Banking Scam In Its Tracks

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 25 March 2015 19:32:00 AEDT

MailGuard customers can breathe a sigh of relief as MailGuard has again proactively blocked a multitude of phishing attacks aimed at Westpac online banking users, from entering their business network.

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Cyber Criminals Banking On Yet Another Fastbreak Phishing Scam

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 18 March 2015 22:16:00 AEDT

The cybercriminals responsible for the recent spate of phishing scams pretending to be from Australian banks are back again, with another email purporting to be from the Commonwealth Bank.

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Hey IT Manager, What Are You Spending Your Time On?

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With the level of cloud adoption by businesses increasing, it's clear to see the value of cloud email filtering is appreciated by SME and Enterprise organisations alike. For IT Managers, the burden of ensuring a secure business network is significantly reduced by employing a cloud filtering solution to protect the business 24/7. With the stress of malware containing spam causing havoc to a business network removed, how else are you as the IT Manager benefiting? Cloud email filtering gives you back more time by having experts manage the email spam and malware filtering on your behalf. By having security updates managed for you through the cloud, IT staff are able to concentrate more on core business activities and you might even find you have more money in your IT budget to spare. Cloud email filtering is definitely the key to having constantly updated and monitored spam and virus protection.

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Hit Back At Hackers - Take Proactive Steps To Protect Your Online Web Brand Reputation... Now!

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 24 January 2015 00:43:00 AEDT

Another news day and businesses and government organisations, both large and small are feeling the devastating effects of cyber hacking. 

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MailGuard Breaking IT News: New Online Banking Scam

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The very latest in fast-breaking phishing scams could cost CommBank customers if they aren't careful. The phishing email purports to be from CommBank telling ‘customers’ that their statement is available for viewing along with other important information to view. This phishing scam email is sent from clients@commbank.com.au.

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Email Privacy, Confidentiality And Security In The Age Of Cloud

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Much has been made about the privacy, confidentiality and security of emails and data stored, delivered and accessed in the cloud. From celebrity photo hacking through Apple iCloud, the online theft of customer email addresses from Dropbox, Edward Snowden’s revelations about Governments spying on foreign leaders and their own citizens, and Google scanning email accounts in order to target advertising - the confusion and relevance of just how safe cloud is, has been recently highlighted in the mainstream media.

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MailGuard Breaking IT News: Recent Tax Return Scam

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The latest fast-breaking phishing scam to hit email inboxes is purporting to be from the Australian Tax Office (ATO). The scam email stipulates that a revenue collection agency is working on behalf of the ATO to offer a tax refund to the email recipient. The email asks recipients to click on a link in order to claim the supposed ‘tax refund’ amount.

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