Latitude Financial spoofed once again in a multi-staged phishing email scam

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 23 April 2020 18:16:17 AEST

In January, we intercepted a phishing scam impersonating Australian financial services company Latitude Financial. Now, a similar phishing email spoofing the company has been identified and blocked. 

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Phishing email claims to deliver ‘your Qantas Travel Money load receipt’

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 24 January 2020 13:28:42 AEDT

It might sound exciting to receive an email announcing an unexpected inflow of Qantas Travel Money, but don’t be too quick to follow its instructions – your surprise might just turn into a bit of a shock.

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Netflix brandjacked again; phishing email uses 3-step verification to trick users

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 24 January 2020 13:12:54 AEDT

3-step verification is a common digital safety feature used by many established brands to protect sensitive data of their customers online. Because of its widespread usage, it is, ironically, also a popular tool used by cybercriminals to trick unsuspecting users.

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Phishing email supposedly from ‘Dailpad’ claims you have ‘recieved’ a voicemail

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 21 January 2020 15:51:19 AEDT

Getting an email about a supposedly new voicemail might intrigue and tempt you to explore further but think again before you click on any links.

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Latitude Financial spoofed in phishing scam; email tells users their account access has been ‘disabled’

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 15 January 2020 14:20:10 AEDT

Imitating leading financial institutions is a common trick adopted by cybercriminals to gain access to users’ confidential data. MailGuard intercepted a large-scale phishing email scam purporting to come from Latitude Financial yesterday, the 14th of January 2020 afternoon (AEST).

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Phishing email supposedly from Microsoft threatens to deactivate your email account

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 13 January 2020 13:25:26 AEDT

Receiving an email about supposedly inaccessible or blocked inboxes can be alarming, but it doesn’t hurt to think twice about the credibility of the email – especially if it involves clicking on unknown links.

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ANZ Bank exploited again in a new phishing scam designed to steal banking credentials

Posted by Vinelli Alarcon on 10 January 2020 11:29:15 AEDT

ANZ Banking Group customers are the target of the most recent email phishing scam. The email’s sender display name is ‘ANZ Online’ however the emails are coming from a compromised email account.

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New year, not so new scam – Netflix email scam refreshed

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 02 January 2020 16:27:41 AEDT

As we enter a new year, it should come as no surprise that Netflix remains a favourite with cybercriminals. This simple email phishing scam is once more hitting inboxes in the first days of 2020. The email tells recipients ‘Your Netflix Membership is on hold’ with a sender display name of NETFLIX, although the emails are actually coming from a compromised email account.

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Year End Email Scams Continue: AWS, HubSpot, MailGun follow PayPal & Netflix

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 30 December 2019 11:59:55 AEDT

In the closing days of 2019, while many of us are winding down, cybercriminals continue to probe inboxes with a myriad of email stings designed to catch us unaware.

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Don’t fall for this new PayPal scam in the holiday rush

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 24 December 2019 10:34:54 AEDT

On the eve of Christmas and the holiday festive period, a new email phishing scam is arriving in inboxes masquerading as PayPal. The HTML email which claims to come from ‘PayPal Support’ has the subject ‘[Urgent] Account Verification Required’ and it alerts recipients that ‘We noticed some unusual activity’ on your account.

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The latest Netflix email scam lands just in time for the holidays

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 23 December 2019 11:18:31 AEDT

Subscribers to Netflix are once again the target of an email scam landing in inboxes on the eve of the holidays. An email with the simple subject line ‘Update your payment details’ from 'Netflix Team' tells recipients that Netflix is ‘having some trouble with your billing information. We’ll try again, but in the meantime, you may want to update your payment details.’

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Suncorp impersonated in phishing email scam; recipients asked to ‘upgrade’ to new database

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 18 December 2019 16:20:25 AEDT

MailGuard has intercepted a phishing email scam purporting to be from Suncorp.

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Phishing email spoofing Netflix asks users to ‘reset’ accounts within 72 hours

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 17 December 2019 13:09:46 AEDT

Netflix users, don’t panic if you receive an email claiming your account information needs to be ‘reset’. The popular entertainment company has once again been spoofed by cybercriminals in a phishing email scam.

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Telstra brandjacked in latest email scam

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 13 December 2019 13:56:24 AEDT

Telstra impersonated as the subject of a simple email scam, this time aiming to deliver a malicious Jar file download. Masquerading as an invoice in a ZIP attachment, the email simply reads ‘Your new Telstra bill for account is attached.’  

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ANZ Impersonated in Scam Aiming to Steal Banking Credentials

Posted by Daniel McShanag on 13 December 2019 13:51:19 AEDT

ANZ Banking Group customers are the target of the most recent email phishing scam being blocked by the MailGuard team. The email, which features the New Zealand Black Caps, tells recipients that ‘Online Banking is Now Blocked.’ Advising customers that they have been locked out of Internet Banking for security purposes because suspicious activity was detected on the account. Customers are asked to verify their identity in order to unlock their account.

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