Indictment: 2016 Democrat campaign hacked using phishing

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 17 July 2018 15:24:18 AEST

A July 13 Washington Post  article reported the indictment of 12 Russians accused of hacking the US Democratic Party in 2016.

The indictment documentation includes detailed information about the process the accused Russian hackers allegedly used to gain access to Democratic Party email accounts and networks.

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New phishing attack brandjacking Law Council of Australia

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 16 July 2018 15:39:32 AEST

MailGuard has detected a new phishing attack exploiting the trademarks of the Law Council of Australia, Office 365, Yahoo, GoDaddy, Hotmail, AOL, The Law Institute of Victoria, and many others.

This phishing attack is aimed at collecting the login names and passwords of victims.

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Email: the skeleton key to your company’s data & dollars

Posted by Craig McDonald on 16 July 2018 10:33:31 AEST
  • Phishing
  • Brandjacking
  • CEO fraud

All these kinds of cybercrime are perpetrated using email as their primary vector.

Every business is constantly sending and receiving emails, it’s part of the background noise of everyday work, so it’s a powerful tool for criminals who want to slip under the wire and attack a company from the inside out.

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Fake LinkedIn network request is a phishing scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 09 July 2018 13:25:50 AEST

If you get a LinkedIn networking invitation from “Professor Barry James Marshall” in your inbox don’t click.

MailGuard has discovered that the fake LinkedIn notification email shown in the screenshot above, is actually a phishing scam designed to harvest your LinkedIn login credentials.

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Realistic fake Telstra email used in phishing attack

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 06 July 2018 11:27:34 AEST


MailGuard has detected a new phishing email attack brandjacking
Telstra.

Phishing is one of the most common and harmful cybercrime types. The sophistication of these email scams varies a lot, from simple plain-text emails to very realistic forgeries that are hard to distinguish from genuine email notifications.

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How hard/easy is it to defraud your company?

Posted by Craig McDonald on 07 June 2018 14:23:59 AEST


You have your solicitor look over contracts before they’re signed.
Your accountant examines your books to find any irregularities.
There are checks and balances in place to monitor purchases, invoicing, payroll and transactions of every kind.
You’re confident that your company’s financial integrity is well protected, but what about the online realm?

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New login data phishing scam detected

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 07 June 2018 11:50:47 AEST


If you see this email - shown above - in your inbox be warned; this message is a phishing scam designed to harvest your password and login credentials.

“Click on IT Helpdesk Tech to validate your email,” the link text in the message reads.

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Nigerian Prince scams are still making millions for criminals

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 05 June 2018 11:51:27 AEST


Dear admired friend,

It is my solemn duty to inform you of the passing of your distant relative Mr Mohammed Abacha, a respected member of the Nigerian aristocracy.

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Millionaire Nigerian phishing scammers jailed in UK

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 31 May 2018 16:46:46 AEST


Two Nigerian scammers operating out of London UK are now serving jail time over a £1 million+
phishing operation. 

According to UK investigators the jailed men, Emmanuel Mmaduike and Olawale Kashimawo (pictured above), headed a well-organised cybercrime syndicate specialising in email fraud. 

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Scam: fake St George phishing site steals bank passwords

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 31 May 2018 15:19:54 AEST

 

Scam alert: MailGuard has detected a new email scam using St George Bank trademarks to try and deceive victims into submitting their bank login details to a phishing site.
This cunningly designed scam closely resembles a genuine St George communication.

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New scam using fake MYOB branding

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 28 May 2018 14:22:46 AEST


MailGuard has detected a new phishing scam using MYOB branding to deceive victims into giving up their Microsoft login data on a phishing site (shown in the screenshot above).

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Phishing scam brandjacks OneDrive

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 28 May 2018 14:08:20 AEST


A new phishing scam discovered by MailGuard is trying to mislead victims by impersonating a OneDrive notification.

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Cryptojacking scams: malware sent in email can hijack your devices

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 18 May 2018 11:02:30 AEST


Malware is one of the most common cybercrime attack methods because it’s so profitable for cybercriminals and it can be delivered via email or compromised websites.

Ransomware and spyware have long been the most common malware types but recently, with the surges in cryptocurrency value, a new malware pandemic is appearing: cryptojacking.

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Caution: This fake 'MYOB' invoice message is a scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 16 May 2018 12:05:27 AEST


A new email fraud attack has been detected by MailGuard. 

The scammers behind this attack are exploiting MYOB’s brand name to persuade potential victims their email message is a legitimate invoice notification.

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Phishing scam aimed at stealing email login credentials

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 15 May 2018 10:48:53 AEST


MailGuard has detected an email phishing scam - see screenshot above - seeking to harvest victim’s email login data.

Cybercriminals use phished email credentials to perpetrate identity theft and steal victim’s personal data.

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