Client Spotlight: Capitol Health

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 03 May 2019 10:08:38 AEST

A MailGuard client since February 2018, Capitol Health is a leading provider of diagnostic imaging services to the Australian healthcare market. Their objective is to build a leading healthcare business with potential for sustainable growth and profitability.  

We spoke to Brendan Revell, head of IT at Capitol Health to find out more about the company’s cybersecurity strategy and their experiences working with MailGuard.

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Caution: fake 'Xero' invoice notification scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 26 February 2018 12:43:36 AEDT

MailGuard has detected a new email scam using fake ‘Xero’ domains in the sender addresses.

This message, shown in the screenshot above, is designed to look like an invoice notification from ‘The Advocates Property Advisory.’
The message contains a ‘view invoice’ link which if clicked, directs the scam victim to download an MS Word .doc file containing hidden malware.

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Xero branding imitated in breaking email scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 19 February 2018 12:42:06 AEDT

A new zero-day email scam imitating Xero branding has been detected by MailGuard.

This email is supposed to look like a Xero invoice notification. The text advises the recipient that their credit card will be debited, and offers a link to view their bill.

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CPA Australia Brandjacked by Cybercriminals

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 08 January 2018 14:16:47 AEDT

MailGuard has intercepted a new email scam pretending to originate from CPA Australia.

The message instructs recipients to open an attached ‘invoice’; an attachment in Word .doc format.

Scammers deliver malware via macros hidden in the structure of .doc files like this.

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Second Criminal-Intent Email Purporting to be Xero This Month

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 27 December 2017 13:13:30 AEDT

Cybercriminals don’t take vacations; MailGuard intercepted a large-scale email scam this morning, pretending to contain a Xero branded invoice.

The criminals behind this scam are leveraging the trust users place in the Xero brand to try and get people to open a malware file attachment. 

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Fake ASIC Email: Macro Scams are Still Around

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 19 December 2017 16:02:32 AEDT

MailGuard intercepted an email scam this morning that's meant to look like a message from ASIC;
the Australian Securities and Investments Commission

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New Macro Word Malware Email Scams Hidden in Zip File Attachments

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 17 March 2016 17:17:48 AEDT

New tactics to bypass traditional anti-virus defences are ever developing, but this latest run shows a series of varying aspects to each email.

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Beware of New Microsoft Word Macro Crypto Ransomware Attack

Posted by Richard Price on 23 December 2015 17:38:56 AEDT

MailGuard has successfully identified and blocked a highly-sophisticated spam campaign which uses Microsoft Word files to infect computers with crypto ransomware.

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Microsoft Word ‘Macro Malware’ Viruses Are Back In A Big Way

Posted by Daniel Graziano on 29 October 2015 10:42:00 AEDT

MailGuard have recently identified and blocked a large scale run of email spam containing Word files infected by macro malware.

We can confirm at the time of report, no major antivirus vendors were detecting these documents as containing a macro virus. Whilst macro malware scams have existed for years, we have identified a large increase in their distribution recently.

Here are screenshots of some of the unique email variations we have observed:

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