Warning: Email scam uses list of ‘corona-virus affected company staff’ to deliver malicious payload

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 25 February 2020 17:54:56 AEDT

MailGuard urges all cyber users to be vigilant when accessing their emails as a widespread email scam leveraging on fears around coronavirus (now officially known as COVID-19) is infiltrating Australian inboxes.

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Phishing email scam spoofs Netflix again; threatens to suspend membership

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 21 February 2020 12:24:48 AEDT

Netflix users, don’t panic if you receive an email threatening to suspend your membership and prohibiting you from watching your favourite TV shows. The popular entertainment company has once again been spoofed by cybercriminals in a phishing email scam.

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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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New year, not so new scam – Netflix email scam refreshed

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 02 January 2020 16:27:41 AEDT

As we enter a new year, it should come as no surprise that Netflix remains a favourite with cybercriminals. This simple email phishing scam is once more hitting inboxes in the first days of 2020. The email tells recipients ‘Your Netflix Membership is on hold’ with a sender display name of NETFLIX, although the emails are actually coming from a compromised email account.

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The latest Netflix email scam lands just in time for the holidays

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 23 December 2019 11:18:31 AEDT

Subscribers to Netflix are once again the target of an email scam landing in inboxes on the eve of the holidays. An email with the simple subject line ‘Update your payment details’ from 'Netflix Team' tells recipients that Netflix is ‘having some trouble with your billing information. We’ll try again, but in the meantime, you may want to update your payment details.’

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New Netflix email scam phishing for credit cards 

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 29 March 2018 09:45:05 AEDT

 
A new Netflix email scam attempting to steal credit card information has been detected by MailGuard.

The scam message tells the recipient that Netflix ‘failed to validate’ their payment and that they need to log into their Netflix account to ‘verify’ their ‘billing and payment details’.

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Netflix Imitated Again in New Phishing Scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 10 January 2018 10:03:08 AEDT


MailGuard has detected a new zero-day phishing scam using fake Netflix branding.

Netflix has become a favourite vehicle for email fraudsters. Their large customer base makes them a valuable target for brandjacking; cybercrime that exploits the trademarks of well-known companies to deceive victims.

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Fake Netflix and PayPal Scams - Weekly MailGuard Digest

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 10 November 2017 17:02:10 AEDT

 

Another Busy Week on the Frontlines of Cybercrime Prevention


There's no rest for cyber-crime-fighters. Criminals are firing out emails at the rate of millions a minute, so keeping our client's inboxes clean and safe is a non-stop job. 

Yesterday, our CEO Craig McDonald published a post addressing the notorious fake Netflix email scam that's sweeping across the net. 
Our systems first detected this latest barrage of fake Netflix emails on Friday of last week 
and promptly stopped the malicious emails from entering our client’s inboxes. 

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Warning: Our Brains are on Autopilot Most of the Time...

Posted by Craig McDonald on 09 November 2017 14:09:20 AEDT


You may have read the breaking story this week about the fraudulent
Netflix email that’s trying to steal people’s credit card details. It's been widely reported by major media outlets like USA Today, MSN and NBC, and in tech publications like WIRED and Mashable, just to name a few.

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