MailGuard has detected a new cyber-attack using an email with a PDF attachment.
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.Read More
This scam email impersonating a DocuSign notification is well designed, as you can see in the screenshot above.
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.Read More
Making and selling malware like viruses, trojans and ransomware has grown into a booming industry that now generates new cyber-threats on a daily basis.
The latest malware strain to hit the blogosphere headlines has been dubbed ‘SquirtDanger.’ It’s potent spyware that can covertly record passwords, take screenshots and even steal files from infected devices.Read More
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.Read More
The fake Origin Energy bill notice in the screenshot above is an example of a new email scam that is targeting inboxes today.
The scam email message invites recipients to view their bill online, but the .doc file the link points to is infected with hidden malware.Read More
If you get an email message like the one in the screenshot above, claiming to be from 'Telstra Media,' don't open it or click on the links it contains.
This new scam purports to be a Telstra Media billing notice and asks the recipient to view their 'BPAY payment invoice' but the link is actually pointing to a zipped malware file.Read More
A computer virus that seeks out and destroys antivirus software; that’s AVCrypt, a new ransomware variant discovered on Friday.
The AVCrypt malware is designed to locate and delete PC antivirus software Windows Defender and Malwarebytes and then install ransomware onto an infected computer. By eliminating the computer’s antivirus programs before beginning the ransomware attack, AVCrypt effectively removes the local security protection that most PCs rely on to prevent such attacks, making this a very dangerous new malware strain.Read More
MailGuard has detected a new criminal-intent email designed to look like a Quickbooks invoice notification - see screenshot above.
The objective of this sort of scam is to get the recipient to click on a link in the email that would take them to an archived file containing malware. Once the victim’s computer is infected with malware it may be used by cybercriminals in a number of ways: to mount botnet attacks, run ransomware, spy on computer networks or launch further email scams.Read More
The headline and subheader tells us what you're offering, and the form header closes the deal. Over here you can explain why your offer is so great it's worth filling out a form for.