Multiple email providers brandjacked in phishing email scam

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 05 March 2019 16:18:53 AEDT

As cybercrime evolves in complexity daily, cybercriminals are coming up with new and innovative ways of fooling unsuspecting Web users and infecting their systems.

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WATCH: Phishing email brandjacks not 1, but 3 companies

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 22 February 2019 10:58:42 AEDT

Earlier this week, MailGuard detected a phishing email scam brandjacking Egnyte, WeTransfer as well as Office 365.

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Egnyte, WeTransfer spoofed in a phishing email containing link to ‘important’ legal document

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 18 February 2019 17:26:32 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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Phishing email scam claims incoming messages were ‘returned’

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 09 January 2019 13:25:04 AEDT

Do not be too quick to click everything in your inbox. Cybercriminals circulated two different variations of a malicious phishing email on Tuesday afternoon (AEST).

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Phishing email scam launched via multiple compromised servers in Japan

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 14 December 2018 11:22:01 AEDT

MailGuard intercepted a phishing email scam infiltrating inboxes on Wednesday morning (AEST). The scam is designed to steal your Office 365 login credentials.

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Series of phishing attacks launched via brandjacked Office 365 emails

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 11 October 2018 17:45:57 AEDT

MailGuard has identified 3 similar types of phishing emails making their way into inboxes on late Thursday morning.

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Bogus Office 365 email brandjacked; delivers phishing attack

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 11 October 2018 17:00:40 AEDT

Cybercriminals brandjacked Office 365 and sent bogus emails to recipients on Tuesday afternoon as part of a phishing attack.

The emails, seemingly sent from ‘Messages Portal Centre Messages Portal Centre’ trick recipients into thinking that their account has been put on hold until they ‘confirm activity’.

It encourages users to click on a View ‘Activity’ link that leads to a compromised website.

The website page opens to a fake Office 365 login page. Users are then instructed to enter their password on this page to proceed further.

The scam is a classic example of a phishing attack that cybercriminals launch in a bid to steal confidential passwords from recipients. 

How to avoid getting scammed

Phishing attacks can be enormously costly and destructive and new scams are appearing every day. Don’t wait until it happens to your business; take action to protect your company, now.

Always hover your mouse over links within emails and check the domain they’re pointing to. If they look suspicious or unfamiliar don’t open them.

9 out of 10 cyber-attacks are delivered via email, so it's essential to have the best filtering service available. 

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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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Scam email from ‘Admin Center’ claims your ‘Mailbox failed to sync’

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 26 September 2018 16:00:14 AEST

Early Tuesday (AEST), MailGuard commenced blocking a new scam email disguised as a fake Office 365 notification, that links to a phishing site. 

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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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Office 365 branding exploited in new phishing attack

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 06 August 2018 12:23:24 AEST


Microsoft’s stature as a trusted household name makes them a lucrative brandjacking target for cybercriminals.

This latest phishing attack - shown in the screenshot above - uses the “Office 365” trademark to persuade recipients that the email is legitimate and get them to click on the “recover messages” link.

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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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Phishing attack exploiting Office 365 branding on fake login page

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 26 February 2018 15:45:27 AEDT

A new phishing scam has been detected by MailGuard, exploiting the trademarks of 
Microsoft Office 365 and Xerox.

This criminal intent email attack takes the form of a plain text message purporting to be a Xerox document sharing notification. 

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New Email Scam: Fake Microsoft Website Designed to Trick Scam Victims

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 30 October 2017 17:58:03 AEDT


In the early hours of this morning a new email phishing scam emerged, impersonating Microsoft Office 365. 

The attack consists of a deceptively simple HTML email message, telling the recipient that their email account is over quota and that they need to upgrade their plan.

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