Large scale Xero invoice scam exploits EOFY accounting activity

Posted by Katherine Chong on 27 June 2018 14:08:31 AEST

A Xero malicious email campaign was detected and blocked by MailGuard today. The invoice, designed to look like it was sent through the Xero accounting platform, encourages the recipient to click through to view the invoice.

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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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Another bogus Quickbooks email links to malware 

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 13 February 2018 13:07:04 AEDT

This is the
second email scam mimicking a Quickbooks notification that MailGuard has detected today. As you can see in the screenshot above, the message is meant to look like an invoice notification message.

Although this scams looks superficially similar to the one from earlier today, the sender addresses and underlying mechanisms of this attack are actually quite different.

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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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Don't click on this fake 'Click Energy' email

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 01 February 2018 16:43:45 AEDT

MailGuard has detected a new email scam using fake bill notifications from Click Energy.

This message should be relatively easy to spot for the observant scam skeptic. It is very plainly formatted and doesn’t include any graphical elements such as Click’s logo.

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Fake Suncorp emails in new brandjacking scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 29 January 2018 12:05:19 AEDT

MailGuard has detected a new email scam involving a fake Suncorp wire transfer notification.

The email subject line reads ‘the wire transfer can not be processed.’

The message goes on to inform the recipient that ‘the detailed information regarding this transfer is on the link.’

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Fake AGL Disconnection Notice - New Email Scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 09 January 2018 16:00:54 AEDT

MailGuard has detected a new email scam today using fake AGL Energy branding.

Some effort has gone into making this malicious email convincing enough to deceive victims; the design is well executed as you can see in the screenshot above, with sophisticated text and graphical content, that makes it look a lot like a genuine AGL communication.

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Scam: Fake Bakerdays Invoice Conceals Malware

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 04 December 2017 19:30:00 AEDT

This afternoon MailGuard intercepted a large batch of criminal-intent emails formatted to look like Bakerdays Quickbooks invoices. (See screenshot, above.)

These fake invoices are well designed, so they would not necessarily look suspicious to recipients based on their appearance. They even have a legitimate looking sender address: andrea[at]bakerdays[dot]com

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Alert: Another fake email bill scam impersonating Telstra

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 25 October 2017 15:37:34 AEDT


Breaking security news: Email scam uses fakeTelstra branding to try and ambush recipients

A large run of malicious emails were detected and intercepted by our team. The scam email impersonates an electronic billing notification for Telstra customers and is quite well designed, and hard to distinguish from a real Telstra communication.

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Fake Telstra Email Bill scam delivers malware to your inbox

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 04 September 2017 16:13:07 AEST

Earlier today malicious emails began targeting Australian inboxes in the form of fake Telstra email bills. In a twist, the emails claim ‘Good news – your account is currently in credit, so no payment is required at this time.’ 

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ASIC targeted again in a large-scale phishing scam

Posted by Katherine Chong on 24 August 2017 10:56:33 AEST

Another large scale run of fake ASIC emails was deployed yesterday. The first message was delivered at 08:46:21 AEST on the 23rd August, and purports to be an ABN registration renewal notification.

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