Apple's branding hijacked in phishing email scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 19 March 2018 16:16:16 AEDT

MailGuard has discovered a phishing scam that is using Apple branding to try and deceive victims. The scam is using a well made fake Apple login screen, which is pictured in the screenshot, above.

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Super-scammer who stole millions arrested in Europol case

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 08 March 2018 11:15:21 AEDT

A Ukrainian man, Gennadiy Kapkanov, is currently being held by Ukraine police, accused of internet scamming on a colossal scale. 

Kapkanov stands accused of masterminding the ‘Avalanche’ cybercrime syndicate. Europol reports indicate that at its height, Avalanche racked up cyber-attacks valued at hundreds of millions of dollars in the US and Europe.

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Dropbox brandjacked in new phishing scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 02 March 2018 14:40:31 AEDT

MailGuard has intercepted a new zero-day email scam exploiting Dropbox branding.

As a well known and trusted company, Dropbox’s trademark is regularly used by cybercriminals as camouflage for their phishing attacks. Scammers copy the Dropbox logo onto their emails to lend authenticity to their scams, a practice known as ‘brandjacking’.

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Phishing attack exploiting Office 365 branding on fake login page

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 26 February 2018 15:45:27 AEDT

A new phishing scam has been detected by MailGuard, exploiting the trademarks of 
Microsoft Office 365 and Xerox.

This criminal intent email attack takes the form of a plain text message purporting to be a Xerox document sharing notification. 

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Brandjacking scams: data theft and malware hiding in plain sight

Posted by Craig McDonald on 19 February 2018 13:10:08 AEDT

In this age of internet-based commerce, all cybercriminals need to do to take control of our company’s finances or steal our data is get us to click on a link. Scammers have come up with some devious tactics to induce their victims into falling for their tricks, and one of the most successful is brandjacking.

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New phishing attack using fake Microsoft branding

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 16 February 2018 12:32:58 AEDT

Zero-day phishing attack detected by MailGuard: this phishing email is designed to look like an invoice notification message from 
Microsoft Dynamics.

You can see in the screenshot above, that this is not a very well designed email scam, but the use of Microsoft’s branding makes the scam more likely to fool people.

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Fake Westpac email links to phishing site

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 12 February 2018 13:20:37 AEDT

There’s a new email scam going around today with fake Westpac Bank branding.

This message links to a phishing page designed to harvest people’s bank login details and personal information.

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Fake St George Bank email scam uses realistic login pages

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 09 February 2018 11:09:20 AEDT

Mailguard has intercepted new criminal-intent emails that are designed to send victims to a fake St George Bank login page.

As can be seen in the screenshot of the email the message is very brief and simply formatted.

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Your antivirus software doesn’t stop email scams

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 08 February 2018 10:31:07 AEDT

“I have antivirus software installed but I’m still getting scam emails!”

Does that sound familiar?

Spam, phishing, criminal intent emails... inboxes are still the most useful tool for cybercriminals to steal sensitive data and access computer networks. Most companies use antivirus software of some sort but antivirus doesn’t stop new threats or advanced malicious-email attacks.

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Watch out for fake Xero invoice scam

Posted 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 in Zero Day Email Phishing Scam

Posted 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 phishing scam

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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 Scam

Posted 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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