Phishing email alert: Apple Pay brandjacked in sophisticated attack

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 18 October 2018 14:26:18 AEDT

As cybercrime morphs and evolves in complexity, cybercriminals are increasingly mimicking well-known brands and trusted companies, brandjacking them in a bid to infect computer systems and to steal sensitive data.

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Watch Out: Purchase order email scam links to malicious downloads

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 18 October 2018 12:55:05 AEDT

Do not be too quick to click everything you see in your inbox. Cybercriminals circulated a malicious email in the form of a fraudulent purchase order on Tuesday afternoon.

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Phishing email purporting to be from MyGov aims to steal personal data

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 17 October 2018 15:05:55 AEDT

Think twice before providing any confidential information online – even if it is supposedly to government authorities. A well-executed and elaborate phishing scam is currently hitting inboxes, purporting to have come from MyGov and the Australian Government.

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eFax becomes latest victim of brandjacking

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 15 October 2018 15:40:42 AEDT

Do not be fooled if you receive a legitimate-looking email from eFax informing you of a new fax delivery. The email is a fraud and could possibly infect your computer.

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Do not panic: AFP impersonated in latest infringement notice email scam

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 12 October 2018 16:40:27 AEDT

If you have been summoned by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to appear in court via an email today, you may have received a hoax notice. Having brandjacked AFP, cybercriminals are sending emails informing recipients that they are guilty of a law violation.

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Series of phishing attacks launched via brandjacked Office 365 emails

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 11 October 2018 17:45:57 AEDT

MailGuard has identified 3 similar types of phishing emails making their way into inboxes on late Thursday morning.

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Bogus Office 365 email brandjacked; delivers phishing attack

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 11 October 2018 17:00:40 AEDT

Cybercriminals brandjacked Office 365 and sent bogus emails to recipients on Tuesday afternoon as part of a phishing attack.

The emails, seemingly sent from ‘Messages Portal Centre Messages Portal Centre’ trick recipients into thinking that their account has been put on hold until they ‘confirm activity’.

It encourages users to click on a View ‘Activity’ link that leads to a compromised website.

The website page opens to a fake Office 365 login page. Users are then instructed to enter their password on this page to proceed further.

The scam is a classic example of a phishing attack that cybercriminals launch in a bid to steal confidential passwords from recipients. 

How to avoid getting scammed

Phishing attacks can be enormously costly and destructive and new scams are appearing every day. Don’t wait until it happens to your business; take action to protect your company, now.

Always hover your mouse over links within emails and check the domain they’re pointing to. If they look suspicious or unfamiliar don’t open them.

9 out of 10 cyber-attacks are delivered via email, so it's essential to have the best filtering service available. 

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New email scam alert: Brandjacked AGL Electricity bill is a fake

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 09 October 2018 13:14:36 AEDT

Don’t be fooled if you receive an email citing an electricity bill from AGL – you may end up paying more than just the bill.

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Think before you click: Fake AAMI branded email scam infects computers

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 08 October 2018 14:24:13 AEDT

AAMI Insurance is the latest company to be brandjacked by cybercriminals in a series of email scams compromising MailChimp accounts.

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Compromised MailChimp emails continue attacking inboxes

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 04 October 2018 16:02:28 AEST

Cybercriminals have now brandjacked Mancer Corp Pty Ltd. and are sending malicious links via multiple compromised MailChimp accounts.

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Beware: Office 365 brandjacked by malicious senders again

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 03 October 2018 16:35:10 AEST

The latest email phishing scam impersonating Microsoft Office 365 arrived in inboxes late Tuesday afternoon. Masquerading as an email from the "Support Team" the scam is actually sent by multiple malicious senders. It links to a phishing website designed to trick users into entering their email password.

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Scam email from ‘Admin Center’ claims your ‘Mailbox failed to sync’

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 26 September 2018 16:00:14 AEST

Early Tuesday (AEST), MailGuard commenced blocking a new scam email disguised as a fake Office 365 notification, that links to a phishing site. 

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Warning: Invoice and eFax scams spoofing signage company

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 24 September 2018 12:42:09 AEST

This morning MailGuard is blocking a large run of emails purporting to come from a company named ‘PP Sign Management.'

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DocuSign brand spoofed in latest email brandjacking

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 21 September 2018 10:30:42 AEST

Keep an eye out for the latest DocuSign email scam that was circulating Wednesday (AEST). Masquerading as a credit application, the subjects generally relate to a ‘Credit Card Application’ or a ‘Loan Application.’

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FiveSenses coffee spoofed in latest email scam

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 21 September 2018 09:53:03 AEST

Popular coffee brand, FiveSenses, is the subject of the latest email scam. In yet another example of how cybercriminals attempt to brandjack trusted, well-known and familiar brands, the email includes a ‘Payment Advice’ in an attempt to trick coffee lovers, restaurant and café owners to investigate further.  

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