Quote request email is actually a malware scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 12 June 2018 11:30:19 AEST


This scam message is meant to look like a quote request and is accompanied by an attachment containing malware.

MailGuard has detected this innocuous looking message which reads “we will like to know the price and availability of the following item in attach.”

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New MYOB brandjacking scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 08 June 2018 11:24:55 AEST


MailGuard has detected a new email scam attempting to deliver malware to victim’s computers.
The scam message - shown in the screenshot above - shows MYOB branding and purports to be a document notification email.

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Fake infringement notice scam detected

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 30 May 2018 12:34:03 AEST


MailGuard has detected a new email scam that uses fake infringement notices to try and lure victims into clicking on malicious files. 
If you see a message like the one shown above in your inbox, don’t click on the “view infringement notice” link. The link actually points to an archive file which is infected with JavaScript malware.

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Email scam uses fake invoices to send malware

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 22 May 2018 10:19:52 AEST


Watch out for this email invoice scam.

MailGuard has detected fake invoice notifications like the one in the screenshot above, being sent from a wide variety of compromised email accounts.

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Bogus NSW Government "penalty notice" email is malware scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 21 May 2018 13:35:05 AEST


MailGuard has detected a new email scam attempting to deliver malware to victim’s computers.

This malicious email - see screenshot above - is designed to look like a NSW Government “penalty notice,” using a fake “revenue.nsw.gov.au” link to try and lure victims into opening a malware-infected .doc file.

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Cryptojacking scams: malware sent in email can hijack your devices

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 18 May 2018 11:02:30 AEST


Malware is one of the most common cybercrime attack methods because it’s so profitable for cybercriminals and it can be delivered via email or compromised websites.

Ransomware and spyware have long been the most common malware types but recently, with the surges in cryptocurrency value, a new malware pandemic is appearing: cryptojacking.

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New scams target Telstra customers with phishing & malware

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 14 May 2018 10:48:47 AEST


Threat alert: two new email scams targeting
Telstra customers are hitting inboxes. These well-designed email attacks both use fake Telstra bill notifications to trick victims into clicking on malicious links.

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New email scam: malware infected .doc attachment

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 07 May 2018 15:18:37 AEST

MailGuard has detected a new email scam using a .doc file infected with macro malware.

This scam email is designed to look like an E-Toll notification. The message - as shown in the screenshot above - advises the victim to view their E-toll account statement but the attached .doc file is infected with a malicious macro which would download malware to the victim’s computer.

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ANZ branding faked in PDF attachment scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 03 May 2018 15:25:21 AEST


MailGuard has detected a new cyber-attack using an email with a PDF attachment.

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Fake High Court notification email scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 03 May 2018 14:10:26 AEST


This new scam detected by MailGuard is a classic example of criminals using the name of an authority to persuade people to click on their links.

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Rubella Macro Builder: cheap DIY malware kits putting your business at risk

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 01 May 2018 12:42:39 AEST


What do crooks need to get into the cybercrime racket?

It’s a lot less complicated than you think these days. Wannabe online crims can just sign up for a $50 / month subscription to an online service like ‘Rubella Macro Builder’ and start churning out malware scams at the rate of dozens a week like they’re sending out Facebook memes.

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Caution: fake DocuSign email infected with malware

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 30 April 2018 09:29:31 AEST


This scam email impersonating a DocuSign notification is well designed, as you can see in the screenshot above.

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Fake GIO Insurance notification is a scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 26 April 2018 09:55:38 AEST


If you get this simple looking little email in your inbox, don’t click on the link and open the .doc file it points to.

Although the scammers that sent it tried to make it look like a GIO Insurance notification, the sole purpose of this innocent-looking little message is to deliver malware. The .doc file contains hidden code that will deliver malicious software to the victim’s computer in the background, without their knowledge.

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Fake "Companies House" email is a malware attack

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 26 April 2018 09:39:54 AEST


This scam email (shown in the screenshot, above) is designed to look like a “company complaint” notification issued by the British Government body
Companies House.

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This 'MYOB' email is fake: it's a malware attack

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 24 April 2018 16:50:51 AEST


If you get an email message that seems to be from “MYOB” today, make sure it’s the genuine article and not a scam.

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