Phishing Attempt Masquerades as Smartsheet ‘Commercial Credit’ File-Share Email

Posted by MailGuard on 13 December 2021 17:03:10 AEDT

Microsoft Office 365 and Smartsheet users are cautioned to be aware of any email correspondence asking you to open and sign a ‘Confidential Commercial Credit’ agreement. This is a phishing attempt, that not only aims to steal sensitive login credentials, but potentially download malware, that could be incredibly damaging to networks. With millions of Smartsheet and Microsoft users worldwide, it is more than likely that innocent victims will fall prey to this phishing attempt, particularly since the scammers are using compromised email addresses to trick recipients, utilising trusted Microsoft branding elements and given the frequency of shared documents amongst time-poor workers. Therefore, recipients are warned to remain vigilant and refrain from downloading any suspicious or unexpected files.  

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Check Twice: Microsoft SharePoint Mimicked in 'Board Approved Payroll' Email Scam

Posted by MailGuard on 03 September 2021 11:51:26 AEST

The latest phishing attack intercepted by MailGuard begins with a scam email purporting to be via popular collaboration tool, SharePoint. As workforces become more remote, it is common for employees to send confidential business documents to one another, and with over 200 million users of Microsoft SharePoint, there is a high likelihood unsuspecting victims will fall for the scam.  

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Don't click: Phishing email claiming you have “pending messages” leads to fake Microsoft Outlook-branded login page

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 09 September 2020 21:08:29 AEST

Email users are advised to be wary of a phishing email masquerading as a “pending message notification”.

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Alert: Phishing email sent via compromised account exploits Microsoft branding to trick users

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 08 September 2020 19:11:05 AEST

Microsoft is once again the subject of a phishing email scam.

MailGuard intercepted a malicious email in the form of a file-sharing notification from an account that appears to be compromised. The email body contains the Microsoft logo, and invites recipients to review the document via a button.

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Latitude Financial spoofed once again in a multi-staged phishing email scam

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 23 April 2020 18:16:17 AEST

In January, we intercepted a phishing scam impersonating Australian financial services company Latitude Financial. Now, a similar phishing email spoofing the company has been identified and blocked. 

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Phishing email claims to deliver ‘your Qantas Travel Money load receipt’

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 24 January 2020 13:28:42 AEDT

It might sound exciting to receive an email announcing an unexpected inflow of Qantas Travel Money, but don’t be too quick to follow its instructions – your surprise might just turn into a bit of a shock.

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Netflix brandjacked again; phishing email uses 3-step verification to trick users

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 24 January 2020 13:12:54 AEDT

3-step verification is a common digital safety feature used by many established brands to protect sensitive data of their customers online. Because of its widespread usage, it is, ironically, also a popular tool used by cybercriminals to trick unsuspecting users.

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Phishing email supposedly from ‘Dailpad’ claims you have ‘recieved’ a voicemail

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 21 January 2020 15:51:19 AEDT

Getting an email about a supposedly new voicemail might intrigue and tempt you to explore further but think again before you click on any links.

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Latitude Financial spoofed in phishing scam; email tells users their account access has been ‘disabled’

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 15 January 2020 14:20:10 AEDT

Imitating leading financial institutions is a common trick adopted by cybercriminals to gain access to users’ confidential data. MailGuard intercepted a large-scale phishing email scam purporting to come from Latitude Financial yesterday, the 14th of January 2020 afternoon (AEST).

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Phishing email supposedly from Microsoft threatens to deactivate your email account

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 13 January 2020 13:25:26 AEDT

Receiving an email about supposedly inaccessible or blocked inboxes 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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Beware: Office 365 brandjacked by malicious senders again

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 03 October 2018 16:35:10 AEST

The latest email phishing scam impersonating Microsoft Office 365 arrived in inboxes late Tuesday afternoon. Masquerading as an email from the "Support Team" the scam is actually sent by multiple malicious senders. It links to a phishing website designed to trick users into entering their email password.

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Watch out: Another Office 365 Phishing Scam

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 14 September 2018 12:55:26 AEST

Careful not to click through on the latest email phishing scam impersonating Microsoft Office 365 today. The first run of the attack began hitting email inboxes between 8-10am AEST Friday.

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New Office365 alert is a phishing attack: 'Failure to sync'

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 12 September 2018 18:29:24 AEST

Wednesday morning (AEST), a new email phishing scam started to arrive in inboxes, impersonating Microsoft Office 365. The subject reads: '(5) messages returned - failure to sync.'

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Phishing scam brandjacks OneDrive

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 28 May 2018 14:08:20 AEST

A new phishing scam discovered by MailGuard is trying to mislead victims by impersonating a OneDrive notification.

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New phishing attack using fake Microsoft branding

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 16 February 2018 12:32:58 AEDT

Zero-day phishing attack detected by MailGuard: this phishing email is designed to look like an invoice notification message from 
Microsoft Dynamics.

You can see in the screenshot above, that this is not a very well designed email scam, but the use of Microsoft’s branding makes the scam more likely to fool people.

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