Surety IT Security Alert – June 2018 Part 2

Surety IT provides a monthly alert of the scams impacting Australian businesses including phishing scams, malware attacks and security

You need to be particularly aware of  –

1. Fake infringement notice

  • These scam messages are coming from a wide variety of email accounts, including –
  • Jody Charles:
  • Aidan Murphy:
  • Billy Campbell:
  • Jenson Roberts:
  • Logan Saunders:
  • Billy Campbell:
  • Jacob Parry:
  • Stephen Oliver:
  • Hayden Reynolds:
  • Jenson Roberts:
  • Derrick Jackson:
  • Paxton Dunlap:
  • Ben Moore:
  • Cyrus Weber:
  • Ethan Anderson:
  • There are several variations of the email with different amounts and office names
  • If the link in the email is clicked on it downloads malware to a victims computer

2. Login data scam

  • A new phishing scam has been detected that tries to harvest a victim’s login details.
  • If the link in the email is clicked on, it points to a fake email login page asking for the victim’s login data.
  • Information harvested in this scam is used to defraud victims.

3. New MYOB brand-jacking scam

  • A new scam has been detected that shows MYOB branding and is supposedly a document notification email.
  • The attached file contains malware that will infect a victim’s computer.


4. Quote request scam

  • The email in the screenshot above is a scam message and is meant to look like a quote request.
  • There are several grammar errors in the email.
  • If the attachment is clicked on, it will install malware on the victim’s computer.

5. One Drive brand-jacking

  • There is a new scam that tries to harvest victim’s Office 365 credentials.
  • If the victim clicks on the “Check Pay Doc” link they are directed to a fake Office 365 login page.
  • If the victim then enters their credentials into the login page, their details are harvested and used to defraud them.

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Ash Klemm

Ash has over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing. His journey from a casual salesperson at Chandlers to State Manager at a national IT distribution company, while battling health issues, including a double lung transplant in 2015, gave him the experience, know-how, tenacity, and marketing insight, to find solutions and help businesses grow. After spending several years in the ivory tower of state management, Ash missed the genuine connection of face to face meetings and helping make a difference to businesses in need. His authentic, conversational, and easy-going nature helps our customers feel at ease and shows them we are a brand to trust. Ash spends his days advocating for our customers to ensure they receive the best possible service in a timely fashion. Ash is also the in house chair builder. His curiosity and natural problem-solving ability make him the perfect first call for all our new customers to help determine what is wrong, how Surety IT can help and what the best solutions are moving forward.
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