Surety IT Security Alert – October 2018

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. DocuSign

  • A new phishing scam has been detected that looks like it has been sent by DocuSign disguised as a credit card or loan application.
  • The email requests recipients to ‘Review your document’ and click the ‘Sign your file here’ link.
  • The link in the message takes the victim to a malicious “Invoice.doc” hosted on GoogleDrive.
  • Sender(s) of the scam appear to be random.


  • A new phishing scam has been detected that has brand-jacked MYOB.
  • The emails claim to be from HMS Group Pty Limited which may belong to legitimate UK based businesses.
  • Well-formatted and looking like legitimate invoices from MYOB; this phishing email hopes that the victim clicks on the ‘View Invoice’ link
    providing a malicious payload.

3. Invoice and eFax Scam

  • A new scam has been detected that claims to be from E-Fax, PP Sign Management or Sign Management.
  • If a victim clicks on the invoice or efax link, they are directed to a compromised host that delivers a malicious archive file containing a
    Javascript file


4. Admin Center

  • This new scam email claims that your mailbox has failed to sync in attempt to steal account credentials.
  • Sent from ‘Admin Center’ with various subjects in the email – ‘Incoming Mails were returned’ or ‘6 incoming emails were returned’
  • There is a link in the email that directs victims to a fake but very real landing page for Office 365, where the login credentials are


 5. Office 365 Brandjacking

  • A new scam has been detected that claims to be from Office 365 advising that there is an error in their incoming message.
  • If a victim clicks the ‘Preview Mailbox’ link, they are directed to a fake Office 365 portal.
  • Check the sender of the email before clicking any links to determine if it is a legitimate email from Office 365
  • If the link is clicked, the scammers have the victims legitimate credentials to then use themselves.

6. MailChimp

  • A new scam has been detected claiming to be from Mancer Corp Pty Ltd
  • Consists of a ‘Suspension Notice’ advising recipients that payment for services provided has not been received and that services will be
    suspended if not paid immediately.
  • Second  variant of the email informs the recipient that they have a new tax invoice.
  • If victims click the ‘View Invoice’ or ‘View Attached Tax Invoice’ link, they are directed to a malicious .doc file download.

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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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