Xero branding imitated in breaking email scam

By Emmanuel Marshall on 19 February 2018 12:42:06 AEDT


A new zero-day email scam imitating Xero branding has been detected by MailGuard.

This email is supposed to look like a Xero invoice notification. The text advises the recipient that their credit card will be debited, and offers a link to view their bill.

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New phishing attack using fake Microsoft branding

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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Another bogus Quickbooks email links to malware 

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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Malware linked from fake Quickbooks email

By Emmanuel Marshall on 13 February 2018 09:27:34 AEDT


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

The objective of this email scam is to get the recipient to click on a link in the email that would take them to an archived file containing malware.

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Fake Westpac email links to phishing site

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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Phony MYOB email claiming to be from ‘Craftedeals’

By Emmanuel Marshall on 12 February 2018 11:49:05 AEDT


MailGuard is detecting criminal intent emails designed to look like MYOB invoice notifications from a company called Craftedeals.

The messages contain a ‘view invoice’ button that actually links to a JavaScript malware file.

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Fake St George Bank email scam uses realistic login ...

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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Don't click on this fake 'Click Energy' email

By Emmanuel Marshall on 01 February 2018 16:43:45 AEDT


MailGuard has detected a new email scam using fake bill notifications from Click Energy.

This message should be relatively easy to spot for the observant scam skeptic. It is very plainly formatted and doesn’t include any graphical elements such as Click’s logo.

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Fake Suncorp emails in new brandjacking scam

By Emmanuel Marshall on 29 January 2018 12:05:19 AEDT


MailGuard has detected a new email scam involving a fake Suncorp wire transfer notification.

The email subject line reads ‘the wire transfer can not be processed.’

The message goes on to inform the recipient that ‘the detailed information regarding this transfer is on the link.’

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Watch out: fake MYOB invoice scam 

By Emmanuel Marshall on 24 January 2018 13:19:52 AEDT


MailGuard has detected a new fake invoice scam brandjacking MYOB.

This message is designed to look like a legitimate invoice delivery email. It has MYOB branding on it, and a ‘view invoice’ button.

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Beware: Fake Telstra Bills Carry Malware

By Emmanuel Marshall on 22 January 2018 12:31:48 AEDT


MailGuard has blocked a new email scam which is a fake bill with Telstra branding.

This email arrives looking like a Telstra bill notification. Telstra is one of Australia’s largest telecommunications companies, so their trademark is well known and trusted by consumers.

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Fake Invoice Scam: Don't Click on JavaScript Files

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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Fake ATO Email Links to Malware - New Scam Alert

By Emmanuel Marshall on 17 January 2018 16:56:19 AEDT


MailGuard has intercepted a new zero-day email scam. The messages are using fake branding of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and request the recipient to fill in a linked ‘tax form.’

The link in these messages is actually pointing to a JavaScript malware file in a .zip archive.

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Fake AGL Disconnection Notice - New Email Scam

By Emmanuel Marshall on 09 January 2018 16:00:54 AEDT


MailGuard has detected a new email scam today using fake AGL Energy branding.

Some effort has gone into making this malicious email convincing enough to deceive victims; the design is well executed as you can see in the screenshot above, with sophisticated text and graphical content, that makes it look a lot like a genuine AGL communication.

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Zero Day Phishing Scam Harvests Microsoft Logins

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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