Don't click on this fake 'Click Energy' email

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 01 February 2018 16:43:45 AEDT


MailGuard has detected a new email scam using fake bill notifications from Click Energy.

This message should be relatively easy to spot for the observant scam skeptic. It is very plainly formatted and doesn’t include any graphical elements such as Click’s logo.

The screenshot above shows the poorly designed appearance of the scam emails.

The message shows the sender display name ‘click team’ but the message actually originates from compromised MailChimp account addresses.

The recipient is addressed with the generic greeting ‘dear valued customer.’

The message asks the recipient to click on a link to open an attachment. The link supposedly opens a billing document but in reality, it points to a JavaScript malware file.

Opening the file linked to this message would allow harmful software to be installed on your computer. JavaScript malware can covertly activate spyware, ransomware and trojans.

 

Protect Your Inbox

 

  • Always hover your mouse over links within emails and check the domain they’re pointing to. If they look suspicious or unfamiliar don’t open them.
  • 9 out of 10 cyber-attacks are delivered via email, so it's essential to have the best filtering service available. 
  • For a few dollars per staff member per month, you can have the peace of mind of MailGuard's comprehensive cloud-based email and web filtering. You’ll significantly reduce the risk of zero-day (previously unknown) threats and stop new variants of malicious email from entering your network.
  • Keep up to date on the latest scams by subscribing to MailGuard updates or follow us on social media.
  • If you’re experiencing problems with email scams you can speak to one of MailGuard's cloud security specialists right now on 1300 30 44 30 

 

Topics: Zero Day JavaScript malware email scams Threat Update

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