Scammers Mimic Microsoft with ‘Spam Notification’ Phishing Email

Posted by MailGuard on 02 December 2021 13:01:12 AEDT

Microsoft customers are being targeted with a fraudulent ‘Spam Notification’ email advising them that a message has been quarantined by the ‘Security and Compliance Center’. In fact, this is a bid by cybercriminals to lure unsuspecting victims into providing them with sensitive Microsoft Office 365 credentials. The scam is unique in that it is mimicking Microsoft’s own email security safeguards, which could confuse users. This phishing attempt is being blocked by MailGuard.  

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Microsoft Spoofed In ‘Microsoft 365 Invoice’ Email Phishing Scam

Posted by MailGuard on 25 November 2021 13:01:38 AEDT

Microsoft 365 Business customers beware, there’s a phishing email currently circulating, purporting to be from Microsoft, with the subject line ‘Re: View Your Microsoft 365 Business Standard invoice’. Trusted by over 300 million customers worldwide, it’s common for scammers to spoof Microsoft to try to steal sensitive credentials from customers. Providing details such as your login email or password to your Microsoft Office 365 account means that cybercriminals can access your email, calendars, contacts and sensitive company information that can be used to design BEC scams, for identity fraud, or sold on the dark web, plus other criminal activity.   

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Phishing email masquerading as a file-sharing alert leads to fake Microsoft Office 365 branded login page

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 11 February 2021 17:16:59 AEDT

MailGuard has intercepted a phishing email that purports to be an automated file-sharing alert in order to deceive users.  

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Phishing email scam sent from compromised account claims to share “secure documents”; employs Adobe, Dropbox & Microsoft branding

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 05 February 2021 13:51:18 AEDT

A new phishing email scam intercepted by MailGuard is a good reminder of the importance of exercising caution before clicking on links within an email – even if it appears to be sent from a legitimate sender.

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Beware: Zoom-themed phishing email scam intercepted

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 03 September 2020 21:02:28 AEST

Video conferencing platform Zoom continues to be popular among cybercriminals looking to trick email users.

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Phishing email scam claims your Zoom “meeting attendees are waiting”

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 24 August 2020 16:58:41 AEST

With more businesses implementing remote working policies for their employees in light of the COVID-19 crisis, the usage of popular videoconferencing apps like Zoom is rising – and cybercriminals are using this spike to their advantage.

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Phishing email asks users to review “pending emails” via a malicious link

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 04 August 2020 16:54:00 AEST

Receiving an email about supposedly pending or inaccessible messages can be alarming, but it doesn’t hurt to think twice about the credibility of the email – especially if it involves clicking on unknown links.

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Suncorp impersonated in phishing email scam; recipients asked to ‘upgrade’ to new database

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 18 December 2019 16:20:25 AEDT

MailGuard has intercepted a phishing email scam purporting to be from Suncorp.

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Phishing email spoofing Netflix asks users to ‘reset’ accounts within 72 hours

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 17 December 2019 13:09:46 AEDT

Netflix users, don’t panic if you receive an email claiming your account information needs to be ‘reset’. The popular entertainment company has once again been spoofed by cybercriminals in a phishing email scam.

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Invitation email to 'end of year event' contains malicious phishing link

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 12 December 2019 12:57:56 AEDT

MailGuard has intercepted a phishing email scam masquerading as an e-invite to an ‘end of year event’.

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Phishing email spoofing WeTransfer shares file 'concerning our new order'

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 11 December 2019 16:25:46 AEDT

Confidential business documents such as contracts, legal documents and finance records are commonly passed on from one recipient to another via email. But how can you tell if links to such important documents are safe to click when they appear in your inbox?

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Extortion email scam demands ransom Bitcoin payment; uses QR code to provide address

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 11 December 2019 10:53:26 AEDT

Extortion email scams have been on the rise lately, fueled by multiple data breaches that have leaked mass amounts of personal information. MailGuard intercepted an extortion scam on the 8th of December morning (AEST).

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Malicious email impersonates Westpac New Zealand; asks users to validate accounts

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 06 December 2019 13:18:40 AEDT

Users of Westpac Bank’s online banking services are advised to be on the lookout for a malicious email purporting to be from the bank. The email was first detected by MailGuard on the 5th of December evening (AEST).

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Commonwealth Bank impersonated in phishing scam; email asks users to confirm card ‘activity’

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 29 November 2019 14:04:33 AEDT

Exercise caution if you receive an email supposedly from Commonwealth Bank. MailGuard has detected a phishing email scam spoofing the bank is infiltrating inboxes.

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Warning: New ‘voicemail’ email alert delivers phishing attack

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 22 November 2019 13:24:40 AEDT

MailGuard has detected a new email scam that uses a ‘voicemail’ to deliver a phishing attack.

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