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MailShark Target survey scam. MailShark Two more scam survey emails.

Two more scam survey emails

Two more scam survey emails The attraction of getting a gift voucher as largess for simply filling in a survey is a not uncommon marketing technique (as we have mentioned on this site several times in the past). However, the same technique is also being used by criminals to harvest personal details off users. Today…

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MailShark Asprox botnet uses free pizza as phishing bait

Asprox botnet uses free pizza as phishing bait

Asprox botnet uses free pizza as phishing bait Spam emails promising free pizza are being used to entice users to click on a link contained within the email, as shown in Figure A. Unfortunately the only free item provided is a.zip file that adds the victim PC to the Asprox botnet. The reason given for…

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MailShark Fake Traffic Infringement Notice

Fake Traffic Infringement Notice

Fake Traffic Infringement Notice Over the last two days we have observed phishing emails claiming to be from the Australian Federal Police (AFP). These emails tell the recipient they have a traffic infringement notice. The infringement in all cases is negligent driving. The emails are a fake. They have a nasty payload if you click…

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MailShark Confirm Billing Address says phishing email

Confirm Billing Address says phishing email

Confirm Billing Address says phishing email Another PayPal phishing campaign started today. This one urges recipients to update their billing address. It’s a reasonable phishing email, let down by poor grammar. You can see the email in Figure A. It uses a copy of the PayPal logo. The email commences with the salutation “Dear member”.…

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MailShark Verify St George details phishing email urges

Verify St George details phishing email urges

Verify St George details phishing email urges PayPal is one of the biggest targets of spam emails so far this year. Today we’ve stopped still more PayPal spam emails, once again attempting to steal user credentials. The phishing email campaign currently underway tells the user that their PayPal account is limited, until they update their…

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MailShark New Internet Banking Message phishing scam

New Internet banking message phishing email

New Internet banking message phishing email A new type of phishing scam hit our email filters this week. This one is very simple; it just reads “You have a new Internet banking message”. The email is targeting ANZ customers. Regardless of the simplicity of the message, this is another phishing email. You can see from…

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MailShark Fake DHL shipment delivers malware

Fake DHL shipment delivers malware

Fake DHL shipment delivers malware Once again, the lure of a shipment being delivered to someone is used to try to trick users into clicking on a link in an email. In this case, a fake DHL email is being used to entice users to click on a link. Unfortunately the only delivery made in…

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MailShark Australian Dating Spam Email

Australian Dating Spam Email

Australian Dating Spam Email An Australian dating email has been identified and caught by MailShark spam filters attempting to overload inbox’s to promote and gain website traffic. It does not seem to be sent from a reputable online dating service and we suspect it is a start-up company. This email is not necessarily a threat,…

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