Week in Review 18 December 2015

Week in Review 18 December 2015

Another week has gone by filled with malicious scam email attempts caught by MailShark spam filters – here we round them up in our Week in Review for week ending Friday the 18th of December 2015. Keep in mind that all of these emails are reported on because they ht with such large volumes and are dangerous, so we strongly recommend deleting them from your inbox if received!

MailShark Free Tarot Reading Scam

Free Tarot Reading Scam

Free Tarot Reading Scam A free tarot reading scam has been caught by MailShark spam filters offering ‘free’ psychic services. This email is different to most we report on as instead of infecting your computer with malware, it looks to be scamming your money for their services. It is branded to look as though it…

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MailShark Compete For $750 Caltex Voucher Scam

Compete For $750 Caltex Voucher Scam

Compete For $750 Caltex Voucher Scam This email asks you to compete for a $740 Caltex voucher and looks to also scam your money. Be very careful with this one as it also risks a malware infection if clicked. Caltex is a petrol brand name used worldwide – we believe this particular email scam attempt…

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MailShark Westpac Password Reset Phishing Scam

Westpac Password Reset Phishing Scam

Westpac Password Reset Phishing Scam An unseen before Westpac password reset phishing scam email attempt has been caught by MailShark filters attempting to collect your log in information. The bank being targeted is Westpac, an Australian bank and financial services provider with over 12.2 million customers. We strongly advise reading the rest of this article…

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MailShark Woolworths Scratch and Win Groceries Scam

Woolworths Scratch and Win Groceries Scam

Woolworths Scratch and Win Groceries Scam A new take on the all too common gift voucher scam has attempted to reach inboxes as a Woolworths scratch & win groceries scam attempt. Woolworths is a popular Australian supermarket chain locally known as “Woolies”. We advise deleting this email from your inbox if received. Figure A is…

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Where in the world did the bulk of these Emails come from?

Check out our Global Spam Sources page, for a World map of spam sources.

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Cybercrime Week in Review 12 December 2015

Cybercrime Week in Review 12 December 2015 Analyzing Bartalex – A Prolific Malware Distributor (#PhishLabs) Bartalex is a name that continues to appear in a cyberthief’s arsenal as one of the most popular mechanisms for distributing banking Trojans, ransomware, RATs, and other malware. The SANS ISC recently published a very interesting technical analysis of Bartalex.…

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