Would you fall for a brandjacking scam?

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 24 May 2019 13:15:29 AEST

Brandjacking - where cybercriminals impersonate the brands we trust, in order to fool us into clicking on malicious content - has affected some of the world’s biggest companies, past and present. 

Anyone can be a target of brandjacking scams.

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Warning: fake Origin electricity bill scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 27 March 2018 12:36:31 AEDT

MailGuard has detected an email scam today using fake Origin branding to make it look like an electricity bill notification.

As you can see in the screenshot above, this is a well-designed scam message. The criminals behind this attack have gone to the trouble of registering 4 new domains and using them as email sender domains to make their emails look more legitimate:

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The real cost of online brandjacking scams

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 02 August 2017 11:55:34 AEST

If your inbox is a daily battle between real company communications and fraud imposters, you’re not alone. 

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A new week, a new Origin Energy invoice scam

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 17 July 2017 11:24:27 AEST

Utilities company Origin Energy has had its brand hijacked in a large-scale malware scam for the fourth time in two months.

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Scam avalanche continues: Origin Energy attack one of largest seen

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 10 July 2017 15:17:00 AEST

A huge uptick in email-based fraud attempts has continued, with an enormous distribution of fake Origin Energy invoices containing malware.

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Scammers ramp up EOFY attacks with new Origin malware blast

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 14 June 2017 11:51:45 AEST

Australians are being inundated by a huge spike in malicious email attacks coinciding with the end of financial year, led by a fresh batch of Origin Energy emails harbouring malware.

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Warning: Malware just one click away in Origin Energy email scam

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 10 May 2017 11:48:17 AEST

 Australians are warned not to click a convincing fake Origin Energy electricity bill which contains a direct link to malware.

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