Scammers Going After Your Login Info - Threat Update

By Emmanuel Marshall on Nov 16, 2017

 

This morning MailGuard detected a new phishing email using a fake message pretending to be from telecommunications company Vocus.

The initial contact with the intended victim is an email which asks them to advise the payment status of an ‘attached invoice.’

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This ‘Invoice’ Could be Very Costly Indeed - Scam Alert

By Emmanuel Marshall on Nov 15, 2017


Over the last 24 hours, MailGuard has intercepted a generic malicious email attack that has a link to a malware file disguised in a Word document.

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Several MailChimp Accounts Compromised as Phishing ...

By Daniel McShanag on Nov 14, 2017

 

In the latest example of brandjacking, this evening we are seeing a run of phishing emails impersonating major retail brands. The criminal emails are leveraging several different compromised MailChimp accounts to bypass traditional email scanning software, and then using the power of major household name brands to entice users to click.

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New Email Scam Using Fake Netflix Website

By Emmanuel Marshall on Nov 3, 2017

 

A scam email has appeared today that is pretending to be from Netflix. MailGuard detected the new scam early this morning, and stopped the malicious emails from entering our client’s inboxes.

This scam email is relatively well designed. The scammers are using a template system to generate individualised messages with specific recipient data. 

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New Email Scam: Fake Microsoft Website Designed to ...

By Emmanuel Marshall on Oct 30, 2017

 

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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Cyber-criminals employing Machiavellian tactics to ...

By Katherine Chong on Oct 4, 2017

Frequently targeted ASIC and CBA have again been impersonated in new email scams circulating from this morning (AEDT). These scams are particularly deceitful as they are so well-crafted, with no grammatical errors and on-brand formatting.

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Scammers ramp up EOFY attacks with new Origin malware ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Jun 14, 2017

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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Update: Westpac brand again under attack

By Jaclyn McRae on Jun 13, 2017

A huge new wave of Westpac emails is again threatening Australians’ online security – just as the bank grapples with a major online banking outage.

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“Don’t be the headline when the next one occurs”

By Jaclyn McRae on Jun 9, 2017

Business leaders have urged Australian executives to stop being complacent about their exposure to online crime.

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Heads-up: Your Westpac account hasn’t really been ...

By Jaclyn McRae on Jun 7, 2017

 A low-tech phishing attempt is currently targeting Westpac customers.

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Thousands targeted in NSW Roads & Maritime Services ...

By Daniel McShanag on Jun 6, 2017

Cybercriminals launched a large-scale email attack yesterday impersonating NSW Roads and Maritime Services. The attack follows last week’s ASIC scam, impersonating yet another government agency.

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Scammers impersonate government agency in new malware ...

By Jaclyn McRae on May 29, 2017

 A domain set up just yesterday is being used to impersonate ASIC via email to infect Australian computers with malware.

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Delete: NAB phishing scam currently circulating

By Jaclyn McRae on May 25, 2017

A new email scam mimicking a Big Four bank falsely tells recipients their account has been disabled.

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WannaCry: What the experts know one week on

By Daniel McShanag on May 19, 2017

It’s almost a week since we learned about the worldwide cyber attack known as WannaCry, a ransomware cryptoworm outbreak. 

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Why your cybersecurity plan needs expert oversight

By Jaclyn McRae on May 18, 2017

 Once considered the bastion of the IT department, cybersecurity has quickly surged up the chain of command to become a leadership concern.

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