Surety IT provides a monthly alert of the scams impacting Australian businesses including phishing scams, malware attacks and security breaches/bugs.
You need to be particularly aware of:
- In attempt to deliver a malicious Jar file download, Telstra have been impersonated as the subject of this latest email scam.
- Disguised as an invoice within a ZIP attachment, the email subject reads “Your new Telstra bill for account is attached”
- With Telstra as the display name, authentic looking branding and addressed to ‘Dear Valued Customer’, the formatting of the email is not consistent with a normal Telstra invoice and also isn’t sent from a Telstra email domain.
- Featuring the NZ Black Caps, this email scam purporting to be from ANZ Banking Group, aims to obtain recipient account details.
- Advising that ‘Online Banking is Now Blocked’ for security purposes, recipients are prompted to verify their identity to unlock their account by going to a fake ANZ Internet banking login page.
- Once details are entered, recipients will receive a “Oops! Something went wrong. Please try again” message.
- The email also contains an array of links to marketing campaigns from ANZ.
- Red flags contained in this brand jacking attempt include the from address being from a suspicious domain; special characters used in the subject and at the beginning of the message body.
3. Adobe Document Cloud
- Disguised as an e-invite to an “end of year event”; this phishing scam contains Adobe Document Cloud branding and is designed to harvest confidential details.
- Containing a download link to ‘open’ the invitation, the email ends with a thank you note purporting to be from ‘The AdobeCloud Team’
- Those who click on the link are redirected to a fake One Drive branded page to view the invite.
- Spacing & formatting errors appear throughout which should alert users to it’s illegitimacy.
- Using a display name of “WeTransfer”; this latest scam came from one of several malicious senders.
- Poorly formatted and containing a link to ‘Download your docs here’; recipients are led to a fake branded WeTransfer login page.
- Upon logging in and clicking the ‘download file’ link; users are shown a message stating that the password entered is incorrect.
- Red flags include the recipients email address used withing the email body & subject; as well as no user-specific information being used.
- Impersonating Spotify by using the company’s logo and using the display name ‘Spotify’; this email scam claims that ‘Your Payment didn’t go through’.
- Recipients are informed that their subscription has been paused due to payment not being accepted and as a result ‘you will now start hearing ads’
- Those who click on the ‘Get Premium’ link to fix the ‘problem’ are led to a fake branded Spotify phishing page which requests login details as well as credit card information & billing address details upon ‘logging in’.
- Red flags include sevveral spacing and formatting errors throughout the email.
6. Commonwealth Bank
- Using various display names, each containing ‘CommBank’; this email scam originates from multiple senders belonging to different domains created specially for this scam.
- Requesting activity confirmation; a link is provided to verify your ‘transaction details’ which leads to a different bit.ly page. This then redirects to a ‘commbonk’ domain masquerading as a fake Commonwealth bank sign-in page.
- Client number and passwords are then harvested should recipients enter these details into the fake sign-in page.
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