Payload email scam spoofs several brands

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 10 December 2018 13:04:00 AEDT

Multiple organisations have been brandjacked in several variations of a payload email scam that are hitting Australian inboxes. MailGuard intercepted the first variant of these emails on Thursday afternoon (AEST).  

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Scam Alert: Telstra brandjacked; phishing emails hit inboxes

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 06 December 2018 17:26:22 AEDT

Telstra customers are advised to be on their guard, as a new phishing email scam purporting to be from the company is currently hitting inboxes.

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‘Account suspended’ email spoofs Netflix, delivers phishing attack

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 06 December 2018 12:43:44 AEDT

Receiving an urgent email from one of the world’s leading brands may cause you to sit up and take notice, but sometimes it also calls for a more critical need to be more vigilant before taking action.

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Phishing attack delivered by email spoofing NAB

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 30 November 2018 11:11:09 AEDT

A new scam email purporting to come from National Australia Bank (NAB) is currently infiltrating inboxes.

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New invoice email scam brandjacks Virtual HQ

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 28 November 2018 16:40:02 AEDT

MailGuard has recently intercepted an invoice email scam that purports to be from Virtual Headquarters (HQ).

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Email purports to be from NAB, delivers phishing attack

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 22 November 2018 16:50:12 AEDT

Imitating leading financial institutions such as banks to gain access to users’ confidential data isn’t exactly a new trick adopted by cybercriminals, but it is still one to be wary of. MailGuard intercepted one such phishing email scam purporting to come from National Australia Bank (NAB).

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Generic invoice email is a phishing scam

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 22 November 2018 16:41:49 AEDT

MailGuard has intercepted a generic invoice email that leads to a phishing page. 

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Beware of this invoice email scam brandjacking Xero

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 16 November 2018 10:06:23 AEDT

Popular cloud accounting company Xero is among the latest firms to be brandjacked. Cybercriminals are sending hoax invoice notifications purporting to be from the company to users.

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Extortion phishing! Wide ranging email attacks landing in Aussie inboxes

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 15 November 2018 17:03:02 AEDT

Extortion phishing scams have been on the rise lately, fuelled by multiple data breaches that have leaked mass amounts of personal information. MailGuard intercepted a particularly large run of such a scam on early Wednesday AEST. There are several variations of the email scam, each attempting to blackmail their target.

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Fraudulent invoice email impersonates MYOB

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 09 November 2018 11:47:23 AEDT

You can never be too careful when clicking on any links or attachments sent via email, even if the sender purports to be someone from an established and well-known company.

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Phishing attack delivered via fraudulent FedEx notification

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 08 November 2018 14:05:54 AEDT

Cybercriminals continue to leverage popular trends like online shopping to prey on consumers and trick them into revealing confidential data.

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Phishing scam email mimics Westpac; claims your account is ‘locked’

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 08 November 2018 10:02:11 AEDT

Think twice before opening any attachments purporting to be from Westpac. The established bank has been brandjacked by cybercriminals attempting to steal confidential data from users.

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Beware: ANZ impersonated in insidious phishing email scam

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 31 October 2018 15:57:10 AEDT

Cybercriminals have brandjacked ANZ and are circulating fraudulent emails purporting to be from the bank in a bid to steal users’ confidential data.

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Fake email parcel scam mimics DHL

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 26 October 2018 11:08:44 AEDT

A fake DHL email is putting Australian inboxes at risk. 

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Phishing email alert: Apple Pay brandjacked in sophisticated attack

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 18 October 2018 14:26:18 AEDT

As cybercrime morphs and evolves in complexity, cybercriminals are increasingly mimicking well-known brands and trusted companies, brandjacking them in a bid to infect computer systems and to steal sensitive data.

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