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EnergyAustralia gets dragged into phishing scam - ARNnet


EnergyAustralia has become the second local energy provider caught up in a major email phishing scam after a “large volume” of malicious emails recently began hitting Aussie inboxes according to email security company, MailGuard.

The Melbourne-based company said the realistic-looking email masquerades as an invoice from the energy company and tells people the invoice is due in the coming days.

“The due date and amount owing are randomised so that each recipient gets a unique bill,” MailGuard said in a blog post. “This is a tactic by the cybercriminals to avoid detection.”

The email contains what MailGuard describes as a potentially dangerous payload and clicking the "view bill" link downloads a .ZIP archive file which contains a malicious JavaScript file.

The sending email address is noreply @ energy [spaces added] – a domain registered in China on 19 June and MailGuard said it began distribution at 9.39am on 20 June.

A sample email from the campaign (Source:...(continued)
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