Phoney QuickBooks email used in new fraud

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 22 August 2018 14:51:37 AEST

If you’ve seen this email in your inbox, best to delete it immediately. It’s a new scam using forged QuickBooks branding to try and trick people into clicking through to a malicious website.

MailGuard has detected multiple variants of this attack, using different company names and sender address domains.

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Quickbooks trademark exploited in email scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 08 March 2018 12:10:49 AEDT


MailGuard has detected a new criminal-intent email designed to look like a Quickbooks invoice notification - see screenshot above.

The objective of this sort of scam is to get the recipient to click on a link in the email that would take them to an archived file containing malware. Once the victim’s computer is infected with malware it may be used by cybercriminals in a number of ways: to mount botnet attacks, run ransomware, spy on computer networks or launch further email scams.

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Another bogus Quickbooks email links to malware 

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 13 February 2018 13:07:04 AEDT


This is the
second email scam mimicking a Quickbooks notification that MailGuard has detected today. As you can see in the screenshot above, the message is meant to look like an invoice notification message.

Although this scams looks superficially similar to the one from earlier today, the sender addresses and underlying mechanisms of this attack are actually quite different.

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Fake Invoice Scam: Don't Click on JavaScript Files

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 18 January 2018 15:13:00 AEDT


MailGuard has detected a fake invoice email linking to JavaScript malware stored on a Zoho Docs service.

The sender display name is ‘Asset Associated Air Pty Ltd’ and the fraudsters behind this email have used fake Quickbooks branding to try and convince people it’s a legitimate message

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Accounting sector targeted in successive Trojan email attacks

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 19 September 2016 09:42:00 AEST

 Accountants and bookkeepers have been the target of high-volume phishing attacks in the past week.

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Breaking: Cybercriminals impersonate Intuit QuickBooks client in invoice scam

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 14 September 2016 09:06:59 AEST

 A major cloud-accounting provider is being impersonated in a malicious new email scam.

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QuickBooks Email Scam Targets Mining & Resources Sector with Trojan Malware

Posted by Annamaria Montagnese on 15 April 2016 16:34:14 AEST

A sophisticated new QuickBooks scam is circulating targeting businesses that appear to be largely in the mining and resources sector.

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