‘Next level security’: ID verification email spoofing Suncorp delivers phishing attack

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 02 July 2019 14:46:00 AEST

With cybercrime evolving daily, cybercriminals are becoming more and more innovative when it comes to tricking unsuspecting users.

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Phishing email spoofing NAB informs users of supposed ‘unexpected sign-in attempt’

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 28 June 2019 11:18:41 AEST

National Australia Bank (NAB) continues to be embroiled in cyber-attacks. MailGuard intercepted another phishing email scam purporting to come from the bank on Wednesday morning (AEST), 26th June 2019.

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NAB spoofed once again in a legitimate-looking phishing email scam

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 12 June 2019 16:39:54 AEST

It looks like the series of banking-related email scams that MailGuard detected over the last month is far from over. Having imitated banks such as Westpac, ANZ and BankWest recently, cybercriminals have once again spoofed National Australia Bank (NAB) in a bid to steal users’ confidential information.

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Phishing email scam spoofing Westpac claims to detect ‘unusual activity’ in users’ bank accounts

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 04 June 2019 15:04:46 AEST

The banking industry is increasingly becoming a favourite among cybercriminals. After intercepting multiple variations of an email scam spoofing NAB earlier today, MailGuard has now detected another phishing email scam purporting to be from Westpac.

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Warning: Multiple variations of a phishing email scam spoofing NAB hit inboxes

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 04 June 2019 12:03:55 AEST

Imitating leading financial institutions such as banks is a common trick adopted by cybercriminals to again access to users’ confidential data. MailGuard intercepted multiple variations of a large-scale phishing email scam purporting to come from National Australia Bank (NAB).

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Phishing email scam claims your incoming messages were blocked

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 10 May 2019 13:20:44 AEST

Do not be too quick to click everything in your inbox. Cybercriminals circulated multiple variations of a malicious phishing email scam on Friday (AEST).

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Generic email spoofs Microsoft Exchange; delivers phishing attack

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 10 May 2019 12:43:43 AEST

Careful not to click through on the latest email phishing scam impersonating Microsoft Exchange. The first run of the attack began hitting email inboxes on Thursday morning AEST, 9th May 2019.

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Optus brandjacked again via legitimate-looking email scam

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 03 May 2019 12:00:01 AEST

Popular telecommunications company Optus has once again been spoofed by cybercriminals.

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Fake American Express notification phishing for email passwords

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 20 August 2018 10:54:45 AEST

The email shown above is a new phishing attack detected by MailGuard.

The message sender has used forged American Express branding to try and convince the recipient that it’s a genuine Amex statement notification.

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Fake OneDrive notification

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 10 August 2018 13:34:25 AEST

If you see this message show up in your inbox, please delete it; it’s a phishing attack.

Although it’s been designed to look like an innocuous notification message, the “view completed document” link actually points to a phishing page - shown below - set up to harvest people’s email login credentials.   

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New zero-day malware attack brandjacking NAB

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 06 August 2018 13:35:14 AEST

Banks are well-trusted institutions, so when cybercriminals are looking for good trademarks to use in their email attacks they often rip-off bank branding.

This new scam email uses the NAB trademark to try and persuade recipients that it is a genuine notification message from their bank. The message tells the victim that they have been sent a “SWIFT message” as a “confirmation of payment” to their account.

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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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Quote request email is actually a malware scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 12 June 2018 11:30:19 AEST


This scam message is meant to look like a quote request and is accompanied by an attachment containing malware.

MailGuard has detected this innocuous looking message which reads “we will like to know the price and availability of the following item in attach.”

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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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Fake infringement notice scam detected

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 30 May 2018 12:34:03 AEST


MailGuard has detected a new email scam that uses fake infringement notices to try and lure victims into clicking on malicious files. 
If you see a message like the one shown above in your inbox, don’t click on the “view infringement notice” link. The link actually points to an archive file which is infected with JavaScript malware.

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