Scam Alert: Fake 'Energy Australia' Email

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 13 December 2017 13:28:20 AEDT

A large-scale email scam imitating Energy Australia was intercepted by MailGuard this morning.

These emails are well-designed fakes that look very similar to actual Energy Australia messages - see screenshot above.

Although the ‘sender’ display name on these emails is ‘EnergyAustralia,’ the actual sender URL is australianenergysolutions[dot]com; a new URL that was registered yesterday in China.

This fake bill notification email links to a zipped JavaScript file which contains malware in JavaScript format - see screenshot below:


MailGuard has successfully protected our customers from receiving this email, but they will be landing in unprotected inboxes, so please keep an eye out.

Link-to-payload emails of this type can cause serious harm. The JavaScript files linked from the message may contain spyware, ransomware, or viruses.


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 email filtering in place to protect your systems. 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, you can speak to a cloud security specialist on 1300 30 44 30 


Topics: scam email Fake energy invoice EnergyAustralia Threat Update

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