Watch out for fake Xero invoice scam

By Daniel McShanag on 16 January 2018 16:30:47 AEDT

Careful what you click. Earlier today MailGuard intercepted yet another criminal intent email scam impersonating popular accounting software brand ‘Xero.’

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Yet Another Case of Brandjacking: Zoho Latest Victim ...

By MailGuard Editor on 16 January 2018 12:18:53 AEDT

Using Zoho as your customer relationship management (CRM) tool, subscribe to Zoho communications or use Zoho Docs? Or maybe you're just curious? Don't get sucked into the latest fast-breaking criminal intent phishing scam detected by MailGuard today.

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Car insurance company Bingle brandjacked in breaking ...

By MailGuard Editor on 15 January 2018 12:45:44 AEDT

We’ve intercepted and blocked a zero-day phishing scam, in the latest brandjacking of Australian car insurance company Bingle. The simple yet well-formatted and deceptive HTML email claims to have received your car insurance application and asks for corrections.  

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Netflix Imitated Again in New Phishing Scam

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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Zero Day Phishing Scam Harvests Microsoft Logins

By Emmanuel Marshall on 08 January 2018 16:34:53 AEDT

MailGuard has detected a Zero Day phishing scam using fake CBRE branding.

The message contains a download link purporting to be a scanned PDF document from a Xerox Multifunction Printer. This link actually goes to a website designed to harvest victim’s Microsoft login details.

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Amazon Hype Exploited by Cybercriminals in New Email ...

By Emmanuel Marshall on 07 December 2017 15:00:00 AEDT


This morning the MailGuard system detected a new scam using fake payment receipts. These criminal-intent emails link to fake ‘receipt’ files which actually contain malicious JavaScript code (see screenshot above).

Today’s spin on this familiar scam formula was the exploitation of Amazon’s name to deceive victims.

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Scammers Going After Your Login Info - Threat Update

By Emmanuel Marshall on 16 November 2017 14:51:47 AEDT

 

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 15 November 2017 15:53:08 AEDT


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 14 November 2017 00:24:39 AEDT

 

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 03 November 2017 16:53:32 AEDT

 

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 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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Cyber-criminals employing Machiavellian tactics to ...

By Katherine Chong on 04 October 2017 14:34:23 AEDT

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 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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Update: Westpac brand again under attack

By Jaclyn McRae on 13 June 2017 13:15:23 AEST

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 09 June 2017 14:01:59 AEST

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

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