Email scam brandjacks One Drive

Posted by MailGuard on 15 June 2018 12:23:49 AEST
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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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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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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: fake 'Telstra Media' BPAY billing message

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 09 April 2018 11:34:31 AEST


If you get an email message like the one in the screenshot above, claiming to be from 'Telstra Media,' don't open it or click on the links it contains.

This new scam purports to be a Telstra Media billing notice and asks the recipient to view their 'BPAY payment invoice' but the link is actually pointing to a zipped malware file.

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Scam email: Go Via 'account statement' is a fake

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 20 March 2018 11:40:18 AEDT


MailGuard has detected an email scam impersonating Go Via. 

The message (see above) is designed to look like a real Go Via statement notification, with logo branding, etc.

This scam is being sent from multiple email accounts.

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Bogus invoice from 'Corral Photography' is actually a scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 13 March 2018 11:03:01 AEDT


There’s a nasty email scam out today that’s impersonating an Australian wedding photography company; 'Corral Photography.'

MailGuard has detected a batch of scam emails that are designed to look like invoice notifications from the photographer and contain a ‘view invoice’ link which directs the victim of the scam to a file containing malware - see screenshot, above.

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Major Telcos Brandjacked in malware email scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 08 March 2018 11:44:00 AEDT


Major Australian telcos Vodafone, Telstra and Bigpond are having their brands exploited in a new email scam detected by MailGuard today.

This innocent looking message (see screenshot above) appears to be delivering a ‘wire transfer receipt’ as a .pdf attachment, but the attached document contains malicious code that is activated if the file is opened.

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Bogus MYOB invoice links to malware in new scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 07 March 2018 15:33:23 AEDT


MailGuard has detected a new fake invoice scam today, ripping off MYOB branding.

This criminal-intent email attack is a typical example of the bogus notification type of scam. The message received by the victim is designed to look like a genuine invoice notification message, complete with MYOB trademark, but when the victim clicks on the ‘view invoice’ link they are delivered to a malware file instead.

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New phishing attack using fake Microsoft branding

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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

Posted 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 phishing scam

Posted 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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