Targeted Enquiry

We picked up on a new flavour of Phishing email recently. It would appear that scammers are trying to lure unsuspecting staff at businesses into following links to quote/bid requests. We expect that the attraction of a new deal is aimed at dropping the guard of eager sales people or owners to click a fake…

Premier League Phishing

We received this email today via one of our associates, who was sent a warning message from a top-flight football club warning about Phishing emails are circulating that appear have been sent from one of their users. It alerted club member to the fact that messages had been sent to club members from an address…

WeTransfer Warning

We have come across a very convincing message from a legitimate mail account using the WeTransfer platform to share a file that simply contains web code that will redirect the user to a hosted webpage on Google docs. The page on google docs was down by the time we came to look at it (we…

Company Sharepoint Notice

Sharepoint is a widely-used file sharing platform that is part of Office 365. Watch out for these fake file sharing notifications that, quite cleverly, embed your company name into the subject line and message body (probably extracted from domain name – e.g. itbuilder.co.uk ) to make it look legitimate and prompt the recipient to click…

HR Survey – Fake

Another week and yet another novel email scam. This is the first we have seen of this kind, so let’s get this warning out far and wide please. Please see this fake HR survey email, which looks convincing enough. It’s a generic email which an unsuspecting employee, particularly somebody new to a business, might easily…

Phoney Voicemail Notice

Today was our first spot of a new phishing variant using voicemail notifications. Many companies now have telephone systems that send an email notification, some also including sound file attachment, when a voicemail message is received. This hoax email pretends that the recipient has received a voice message and refers to “Microsoft Office Voicenote”. This…