Email scam uses fake invoices to send malware

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 22 May 2018 10:19:52 AEST


Watch out for this email invoice scam.

MailGuard has detected fake invoice notifications like the one in the screenshot above, being sent from a wide variety of compromised email accounts.

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This is not a real DHL email - it's a scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 22 May 2018 09:39:41 AEST


The email message shown in the screenshot above is not a genuine DHL message. While it shows DHL trademarks and graphics it is actually a phishing scam.

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Bogus NSW Government "penalty notice" email is malware scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 21 May 2018 13:35:05 AEST


MailGuard has detected a new email scam attempting to deliver malware to victim’s computers.

This malicious email - see screenshot above - is designed to look like a NSW Government “penalty notice,” using a fake “revenue.nsw.gov.au” link to try and lure victims into opening a malware-infected .doc file.

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Caution: This fake 'MYOB' invoice message is a scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 16 May 2018 12:05:27 AEST


A new email fraud attack has been detected by MailGuard. 

The scammers behind this attack are exploiting MYOB’s brand name to persuade potential victims their email message is a legitimate invoice notification.

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Phishing scam aimed at stealing email login credentials

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 15 May 2018 10:48:53 AEST


MailGuard has detected an email phishing scam - see screenshot above - seeking to harvest victim’s email login data.

Cybercriminals use phished email credentials to perpetrate identity theft and steal victim’s personal data.

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Xero branding exploited in new phishing scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 15 May 2018 09:53:02 AEST


The online accounting platform, Xero, has been brandjacked in a new phishing attack.

MailGuard has intercepted an email scam using fake Xero branding to deceive victims into submitting their Microsoft login data to a phishing site.

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New scams target Telstra customers with phishing & malware

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 14 May 2018 10:48:47 AEST


Threat alert: two new email scams targeting
Telstra customers are hitting inboxes. These well-designed email attacks both use fake Telstra bill notifications to trick victims into clicking on malicious links.

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New phishing scam brandjacking eFax

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 09 May 2018 16:47:18 AEST

MailGuard has detected a new phishing scam brandjacking eFax.

Brandjacking scams are a form of email fraud that exploits the branding of well-known companies to convince victims to click on malicious links or open malware infected files.

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DHL branding exploited by new scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 08 May 2018 09:20:59 AEST

 


MailGuard has detected a new email-based cyber-attack exploiting DHL branding.

This scam is designed to look like a ‘shipping notification’ from DHL shipping. The text of the message advises the recipient that they ‘have DHL shipment’ and asks them to ‘download attached to confirm your shipping details.’

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New email scam: malware infected .doc attachment

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 07 May 2018 15:18:37 AEST

MailGuard has detected a new email scam using a .doc file infected with macro malware.

This scam email is designed to look like an E-Toll notification. The message - as shown in the screenshot above - advises the victim to view their E-toll account statement but the attached .doc file is infected with a malicious macro which would download malware to the victim’s computer.

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ANZ branding faked in PDF attachment scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 03 May 2018 15:25:21 AEST


MailGuard has detected a new cyber-attack using an email with a PDF attachment.

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Fake High Court notification email scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 03 May 2018 14:10:26 AEST


This new scam detected by MailGuard is a classic example of criminals using the name of an authority to persuade people to click on their links.

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New phishing scam uses fake Office 365 email

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 02 May 2018 10:51:37 AEST


MailGuard has identified a new scam using a fake Office 365 notification email that links to a phishing site; see screenshot above. The scam is designed to steal your Office 365 login credentials.

Recipients of the scam email are informed that their "office email" will be deactivated, and instructed to click on a link in the message to “cancel deactivation.”

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ANZ Bank trademarks exploited in phishing scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 30 April 2018 13:52:12 AEST


When people get an email from their bank, the last thing they suspect is a scam, so of course, cybercriminals regularly exploit the trademarks of well-known banks to make their phishing emails more convincing.

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Comm-Bank scam: fake email links to phishing site

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 30 April 2018 11:55:15 AEST

Exercise caution if you receive an email claiming to be from the Commonwealth Bank, today.

A scam email - shown in the screenshot above - has been detected by MailGuard, urging recipients to “log on to Netbank” by clicking on a link.

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