Major Australian telcos Vodafone, Telstra and Bigpond are having their brands exploited in a new email scam detected by MailGuard today.
This innocent looking message (see screenshot above) appears to be delivering a ‘wire transfer receipt’ as a .pdf attachment, but the attached document contains malicious code that is activated if the file is opened.
The scammers behind this attack have used compromised email accounts with telco domains to lend credibility to the messages. The sender details vary between individual messages but at this time they are all using one of these ‘from’ addresses:
- Belinda Hoffman - email@example.com
- Nicole Mackinnon - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nicole Mackinnon - email@example.com
- Nicole Mackinnon - firstname.lastname@example.org
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