Lottery Win!

We’ve all heard the phrase “You have to be in it to win it” but some spammers would have you believe you don’t even need a ticket to come up trumps. As nice as it would be to win $500,000 and a new Merc, please take a moment to consider the chances that you have…

Netflix Phish

With the widespread use of Netflix’s streaming service it was only a matter of time until the scammers tried to phish your details. This landed in my inbox earlier this afternoon. Note the sending email address and link to “update” my details. Remember, never follow a link from an email to enter any type of…

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…

Christmas Payslip

Today, we have seen a new Christmas payslip variant that tries to entice the recipient to click-through to a link that has information about pre-Christmas pay and a potential bonus payment. The message text is clearly bogus and is poorly formatted and has numerous language mistakes, but a curious employee could be eager enough to…