Warning: USD Wire Transfer Hoax

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 24 April 2019 13:58:58 AEST

Be on the lookout for USD Wire Transfer hoax emails that began appearing in inboxes Tuesday (AEST). The simple emails claim to contain a payment confirmation, however the attachment is in fact a payload designed to execute malicious material when opened. 

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Payload email scam spoofs several brands

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 10 December 2018 13:04:00 AEDT

Multiple organisations have been brandjacked in several variations of a payload email scam that are hitting Australian inboxes. MailGuard intercepted the first variant of these emails on Thursday afternoon (AEST).  

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‘Account suspended’ email spoofs Netflix, delivers phishing attack

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 06 December 2018 12:43:44 AEDT

Receiving an urgent email from one of the world’s leading brands may cause you to sit up and take notice, but sometimes it also calls for a more critical need to be more vigilant before taking action.

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Payload email scam spoofing VicRoads and VCAT circulates

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 06 December 2018 12:31:07 AEDT

VicRoads and Victorian Civil And Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) are among the latest victims of brandjacking by cybercriminals. MailGuard intercepted two variations of a payload email scam involving the government bodies on Monday afternoon (AEST).

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CommBank brandjacked in phishing email scam

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 30 November 2018 11:32:46 AEDT

Exercise caution if you receive an email claiming to be from the Commonwealth Bank (CommBank). It is part of a phishing scam designed to trick bank customers into giving up their confidential details.

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Massage e-Gift email contains a malicious payload

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 22 November 2018 16:31:51 AEDT

This festive season, think twice before receiving any gifts online. A payload email scam is currently masquerading as an e-Gift card for a massage.

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Scammers brandjack E-Toll & MyTax, send malicious emails

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 16 November 2018 13:18:25 AEDT

MailGuard has detected a new scam based on fake E-Toll and MyTax emails.

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Cleverly disguised ‘job application’ email downloads malicious payload

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 29 October 2018 14:54:36 AEDT

Don't be fooled if your receive an email masquerading as a job application. The email contains a fraudulent resume that can infect your computer.

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New email scam alert: Brandjacked AGL Electricity bill is a fake

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 09 October 2018 13:14:36 AEDT

Don’t be fooled if you receive an email citing an electricity bill from AGL – you may end up paying more than just the bill.

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Think before you click: Fake AAMI branded email scam infects computers

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 08 October 2018 14:24:13 AEDT

AAMI Insurance is the latest company to be brandjacked by cybercriminals in a series of email scams compromising MailChimp accounts.

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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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