New scam: Origin Energy branding exploited

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 12 April 2018 16:21:19 AEST

The fake Origin Energy bill notice in the screenshot above is an example of a new email scam that is targeting inboxes today.

The scam email message invites recipients to view their bill online, but the .doc file the link points to is infected with hidden malware.

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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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An Email Scammer Posing as A Friendly Photographer

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 24 October 2017 20:00:00 AEDT


Our Tuesday morning kicked off with a new scam from a bad-guy posing as a friendly photographer. Our team spotted this threat targeting inboxes mid-morning (AEST) and protected our clients from the threat immediately.

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High-risk Citibank fraud email puts bank accounts in danger

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 30 January 2017 13:12:51 AEDT

 Australian customers of Citibank are urged to delete a fraud email being distributed this morning, or risk having their money siphoned.

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Don't click: Cybercriminals impersonate ASIC to distribute malware

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 25 January 2017 17:09:45 AEDT

 A fake email allegedly from ASIC is disseminating malware on a significant scale.

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False sense of security: Beware of dodgy AMEX phishing email

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 23 January 2017 17:37:00 AEDT

The scammers behind a new fake AMEX phishing attack, distributed this afternoon, enlist a sneaky new tactic to boost their click-rate.

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Fake parcel email scam mimicking DHL does the rounds

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 20 January 2017 11:21:00 AEDT

 A fake DHL email containing malware is putting Australian inboxes at risk.

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Watch a single click become a company-wide catastrophe

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 19 January 2017 11:03:29 AEDT

It’s lunchtime, but Stephen is behind after the holiday break. He grabs a sandwich, returns to his desk, has a quick browse of Facebook and checks his personal email before getting back to his to-do list.

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Cybercriminals replicate Australia Post website in sophisticated malware attack

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 10 January 2017 14:59:18 AEDT

 A massive run of scam Australia Post emails is bombarding inboxes with malware, with a clever ploy designed to evade virus-detection software.

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Malicious Commonwealth Bank fraud email targets hundreds of thousands of Australians

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 21 December 2016 13:17:07 AEDT

 Hundreds of thousands of Australians have been targeted by a fake Commonwealth Bank email designed to infect recipients with malware.

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Breaking: New batch of malicious fake ATO emails hits Australian inboxes

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 15 December 2016 14:04:53 AEDT

Tens of thousands of Australians have again been targeted by a fake ATO email containing malware.

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Breaking: Fake ATO email distributes malware on enormous scale

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 30 November 2016 15:33:45 AEDT

 Tens of thousands of Australians are at risk of downloading a virus with a single click thanks to a malware spam email designed to impersonate the ATO.

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Fake driving infringement notice floods inboxes

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 25 November 2016 16:44:19 AEDT

 A persistent driving infringement scam is targeting inboxes around Australia with malware.

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Alert: Fake ANZ phishing email aims to hack bank accounts

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 17 November 2016 17:11:25 AEDT

 A realistic replica landing page is the hallmark of an ANZ phishing scam which aims to steal banking log-on information.

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Mistakes let down new ransomware email impersonating Australia Post

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 15 November 2016 17:11:08 AEDT

 Poor grammar lets down a large-scale hoax Australia Post email that aims to install ransomware by stealth.

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