Phishing email spoofing Westpac informs users their card has been put on ‘hold’

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 27 February 2020 17:13:23 AEDT

Cybercriminals have once again exploited Westpac Bank’s trademarks in a phishing email scam.

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Warning: Email scam uses list of ‘corona-virus affected company staff’ to deliver malicious payload

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 25 February 2020 17:54:56 AEDT

MailGuard urges all cyber users to be vigilant when accessing their emails as a widespread email scam leveraging on fears around coronavirus (now officially known as COVID-19) is infiltrating Australian inboxes.

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Phishing email scam spoofs Netflix again; threatens to suspend membership

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 21 February 2020 12:24:48 AEDT

Netflix users, don’t panic if you receive an email threatening to suspend your membership and prohibiting you from watching your favourite TV shows. The popular entertainment company has once again been spoofed by cybercriminals in a phishing email scam.

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Local Internet service provider iiNet spoofed in phishing email

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 18 February 2020 17:53:53 AEDT

Local internet service provider iiNet has been embroiled in a phishing email scam designed to harvest confidential data of users.

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Toll Group ransomware attack: Are you ready for the ripple effect?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 14 February 2020 13:24:53 AEDT

As many of you know by now, logistics giant Toll Group was in the news last week after they were hit by a ransomware attack called Mailto. This attack is usually delivered via an infected email, that was most likely clicked on by an unsuspecting employee which then infects systems running on Microsoft Windows, encrypting files and leaving a ransom note on-screen. The note says that the only way to get the files back is by paying a ransom in Bitcoin.  

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Phishing email impersonating PayPal confirms the addition of a new address

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 13 February 2020 16:57:30 AEDT

E-commerce company PayPal has once again been embroiled in a phishing email scam designed to harvest confidential data of users.

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Parcel delivery email scam spoofs Aramex, claims delivery was ‘unsucessful’

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 13 February 2020 12:51:18 AEDT

Valentine’s Day is a day away, so it’s perhaps no surprise that cybercriminals are using parcel delivery email scams to trick unsuspecting recipients.

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Extortion emails demand $1300 worth in Bitcoin within 72 hours

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 05 February 2020 10:12:06 AEDT

Extortion email scams have been on the rise, fuelled by multiple data breaches that have leaked mass amounts of personal information. MailGuard intercepted an extortion email scam in the morning of 4th of Jan 2020 (AEST).

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Email spoofing Squarespace threatens to suspend your website

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 31 January 2020 14:30:01 AEDT

Users of Squarespace website-building services are advised to be on the lookout for a malicious email purporting to be from the company. The email was first detected by MailGuard in the afternoon of the 30th of January 2020 (AEST).

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Don't fall for this phishing email impersonating Australian PM Scott Morrison

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 30 January 2020 11:57:08 AEDT

Receiving an email from the Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison might be exciting, but think twice before you click on any links. 

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Phishing email claims to deliver ‘your Qantas Travel Money load receipt’

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 24 January 2020 13:28:42 AEDT

It might sound exciting to receive an email announcing an unexpected inflow of Qantas Travel Money, but don’t be too quick to follow its instructions – your surprise might just turn into a bit of a shock.

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Netflix brandjacked again; phishing email uses 3-step verification to trick users

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 24 January 2020 13:12:54 AEDT

3-step verification is a common digital safety feature used by many established brands to protect sensitive data of their customers online. Because of its widespread usage, it is, ironically, also a popular tool used by cybercriminals to trick unsuspecting users.

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Phishing email supposedly from ‘Dailpad’ claims you have ‘recieved’ a voicemail

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 21 January 2020 15:51:19 AEDT

Getting an email about a supposedly new voicemail might intrigue and tempt you to explore further but think again before you click on any links.

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Latitude Financial spoofed in phishing scam; email tells users their account access has been ‘disabled’

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 15 January 2020 14:20:10 AEDT

Imitating leading financial institutions is a common trick adopted by cybercriminals to gain access to users’ confidential data. MailGuard intercepted a large-scale phishing email scam purporting to come from Latitude Financial yesterday, the 14th of January 2020 afternoon (AEST).

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Phishing email supposedly from Microsoft threatens to deactivate your email account

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 13 January 2020 13:25:26 AEDT

Receiving an email about supposedly inaccessible or blocked inboxes can be alarming, but it doesn’t hurt to think twice about the credibility of the email – especially if it involves clicking on unknown links.

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