Beware: Fake DHL Phishing Email Claims 'Your shipment is on its way'

Posted by MailGuard on 21 October 2021 16:46:52 AEDT

Recipients of an email with the subject, ‘Your shipment is on its way’ purporting to be from ‘DHL Customer Care’, are strongly advised to not click onlinks asking them to retrieve any parcels awaiting them. The email is likely to bea phishing attempt by cybercriminals, aiming to steal credentials and potentially install malware on your network. 

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Convincing Office 365 Phishing Email Warns Users of ‘Fraudulent Activities’

Posted by MailGuard on 20 October 2021 09:32:13 AEDT

MailGuard has intercepted a phishing email warning users that their Office 365 registration needs to be verified within 48 hours, or else risk having their account suspended.  With millions of businesses and individuals using (Microsoft) Office 365 globally for their daily tasks and communications, it is highly likely that a lack of vigilance will result in cybercriminals stealing credentials for later criminal use, such as identity theft, BEC, sold on the dark web and more.  

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“Email Password Expired” Hook in Phishing Email Scam

Posted by MailGuard on 14 October 2021 14:36:34 AEDT

No business is immune from a cyber-attack, as is the case with this recent phishing scam intercepted by MailGuard. Scammers are targeting victims with an email titled, ‘Warning: Your email password has expired’. Recipients of this email are advised to be cautious before clicking on any links. Cybercriminals use social engineering tactics such as phishing to trick innocent victims into providing them with data to further their criminal activity.  

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‘Fierce Majeure Policy Review’ HR Email Scam Targeting Microsoft Users

Posted by MailGuard on 13 October 2021 14:57:59 AEDT

Cybercriminals have targeted unsuspecting victims with a phishing email purporting to be from the Human Resources Department of their respective employer. The scam uses multiple methods of redirection to the phishing site, with the use of highly accurate Microsoft branding, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Teams and SharePoint. With over 190 million people across the globe using SharePoint alone, users need to remain extremely vigilant and think twice before downloading any unfamiliar files or clicking on suspicious links, as this could allow threat actors to steal your credentials and potentially install malware, leading to a myriad of other criminal activity.  

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Cybercriminals Craft ‘Password Expiry Notification’ Email to Scam Outlook Web App Users

Posted by MailGuard on 07 October 2021 13:39:46 AEDT

Outlook Web App users must take care and double-check any emails advising that your password has expired - it’s more than likely a phishing attempt by cybercriminals to steal login credentials.  

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Scammers Masquerade as Telstra with 'Service Interruption' Warning

Posted by MailGuard on 30 September 2021 14:31:24 AEST

A fraudulent email purporting to be from Telstra is landing in inboxes, putting the company’s 18 million customers at risk. 

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Scammers Use EU Data Protection Laws To Steal AWS Account Holder Credentials

Posted by MailGuard on 23 September 2021 16:07:38 AEST

Amazon Web Services (AWS) account holders need to be on the lookout for a phishing email purporting to be from the AWS-Support team, advising recipients that they need to consent to the processing of their personal data in accordance with EU Regulations. The shift to remote working means that cloud services are in demand, with cybercriminals taking the opportunity to capitalise on the increased use by businesses of services like AWS to steal credentials.

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Commonwealth Bank Customers Targeted with Fake ‘Security Alert’ Email

Posted by MailGuard on 23 September 2021 15:55:07 AEST

Commonwealth Bank customers are again being targeted by cybercriminals with a new phishing scam designed to steal customers’ credentials, including their name, date of birth, zip code, phone contact, credit card and client number and password details. As one of the most respected brands in corporate Australia, and an expansive customer base, Commonwealth Bank customers must remain vigilant when receiving emails about problems with their account.

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Microsoft OneDrive Users Remain Vigilant As ‘Jobs Alert’ Phishing Scam Does the Rounds

Posted by MailGuard on 23 September 2021 15:20:54 AEST

Email users need to be extra vigilant, with MailGuard intercepting an email phishing scam purporting to be from a well-known repair company, however the email is in fact from a compromised email account, making it difficult to discern from a legitimate request. File sharing amongst colleagues and clients is commonplace, and a practise that cybercriminals have taken advantage of in recent times for credential harvesting and potentially install malware onto computer networks.  

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PayPal Users Beware: Fake Emails Claiming, ‘Your Account Has Been Limited’ Landing in Inboxes

Posted by MailGuard on 16 September 2021 13:52:32 AEST

PayPal users should be watchful before opening or responding to any generic emails advising of a ‘limit’ being placed on their account, as it is most likely a devious attempt by scammers to get a hold of account and credit card information. Many of us rely on PayPal, (approximately 392 million, in fact) as a trusted way to make and receive payments, with 29 million active merchants using the service to run their online businesses, particularly in the current pandemic influenced times. This is not the first time that MailGuard has intercepted a scam spoofing the popular global payment provider, with the rise of online shopping and ease of use from various, perhaps, unsecured devices, providing a vantage point for criminals.

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CBA NetBank Customers Beware of Fake ‘Financial Statement’ Email Alert

Posted by MailGuard on 14 September 2021 18:18:26 AEST

Millions of Commonwealth Bank NetBank customers are at risk of having their details stolen via the latest phishing email intercepted by MailGuard. This is the second time in the last month that scammers have purported to be the bank, one of Australia’s largest financial institutions, in an attempt to lure unsuspecting victims into providing sensitive data, such as customer account information and credit card details for credential harvesting purposes. Cybercriminals often imitate financial institutions due to their large customer base, trusted name, and the plethora of data at hand.  

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Expecting a Parcel? Stay Cautious, Australia Post Phishing Scam Circulating

Posted by MailGuard on 09 September 2021 13:39:16 AEST

An email phishing scam purporting to be from Australia Post has been intercepted by MailGuard. There has been an increase in parcel deliveries due to the lockdowns and COVID restrictions currently happening Australia-wide, and cybercriminals are taking advantage of expectant recipients by using email phishing scams from commonly used delivery services such as DHL and Australia Post to secure sensitive details for credential harvesting purposes. It’s important that email users remain extra cautious before opening any emails pertaining to deliveries, particularly one’s that you are not expecting. Levels of anticipation may be further heightened by recent delays resulting from AusPost workers in COVID isolation 

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Check Twice: Microsoft SharePoint Mimicked in 'Board Approved Payroll' Email Scam

Posted by MailGuard on 03 September 2021 11:51:26 AEST

The latest phishing attack intercepted by MailGuard begins with a scam email purporting to be via popular collaboration tool, SharePoint. As workforces become more remote, it is common for employees to send confidential business documents to one another, and with over 200 million users of Microsoft SharePoint, there is a high likelihood unsuspecting victims will fall for the scam.  

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Scammers Target Telstra Customers Via Fake ‘Trouble Processing Your Bill’ Email

Posted by MailGuard on 31 August 2021 13:09:36 AEST

Purporting to be from Telstra, the latest phishing scam intercepted by MailGuard targets customers of the popular telecommunications provider in an attempt to swindle unsuspecting victims into providing sensitive data, such as credit card and user login details. As a large company with a trusted brand and millions of customers, Telstra is a popular target for cybercriminals peddling phishing scams of this nature.   

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“Left you a message” – Nasty Voicemail File Attachment Is Not What It Seems

Posted by MailGuard on 31 August 2021 12:39:57 AEST

Think twice before you click on this nasty voicemail attachment landing in inboxes this week. With an innocent “Left you a message” subject line, prefaced by a local telephone number and stamped with the date, the email is marked as ‘High Priority' and ‘Sent via Microsoft Voice’. The email is targeting a business in the United States and comes from a compromised account belonging to a legitimate printing company (mountain-media(dot)com) in Colorado.

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