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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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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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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Car insurance company Bingle brandjacked in breaking ...

By MailGuard Editor on 15 January 2018 12:45:44 AEDT

We’ve intercepted and blocked a zero-day phishing scam, in the latest brandjacking of Australian car insurance company Bingle. The simple yet well-formatted and deceptive HTML email claims to have received your car insurance application and asks for corrections.  

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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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How to Strengthen Your Office 365 Security Against ...

By Richard Price on 29 December 2015 10:21:09 AEDT

If you’ve made the move to Office 365 as your hosted email solution, your email is likely to be filtered using its Exchange Online Protection (EOP), which works to intercept and remove malicious content before it reaches your inbox.

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Beware of New Microsoft Word Macro Crypto ...

By Richard Price on 23 December 2015 17:38:56 AEDT

MailGuard has successfully identified and blocked a highly-sophisticated spam campaign which uses Microsoft Word files to infect computers with crypto ransomware.

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Office 365 Security Features - The Pros and Cons for ...

By Richard Price on 18 December 2015 14:59:24 AEDT

The features and benefits of Office 365 are undeniable, allowing business owners and employees to access email and data from anywhere in the world via the cloud.

However, organisations transferring their operations to the cloud face a number of security implications - in particular, data access and defence against cyber threats like spam and malware.

Fortunately Office 365 features a range of security benefits, shown below, which help to mitigate risk.

 

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Yet Another Commonwealth Bank ‘New Statement’ Email ...

By Richard Price on 16 December 2015 09:45:24 AEDT

Commonwealth Bank internet banking customers have again been targeted by cyber criminals in another email phishing scam, which MailGuard has successfully identified and blocked.

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Beware: New NAB Email Phishing Scam

By Richard Price on 08 December 2015 12:11:26 AEDT

MailGuard has successfully blocked a targeted phishing campaign from cyber criminals posing as National Australia Bank (NAB).

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Commonwealth Bank ‘New Statement’ Online Phishing Scam

By Daniel Graziano on 01 December 2015 16:59:27 AEDT

Commonwealth Bank customers are currently the target of yet another online phishing scam purporting to be from the big four bank.

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Fraudulent ‘Invoice’ Email Carries an Adobe ID ...

By Daniel Graziano on 24 November 2015 17:47:00 AEDT

Adobe ID users are the recent target of an email phishing scam threatening to comprise their login credentials.

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ANZ ‘Online Access Temporarily Suspended’ Email ...

By Daniel Graziano on 19 November 2015 14:35:50 AEDT

ANZ customers are the target of yet another email phishing run by cyber criminals.

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