New scam: Origin Energy branding exploited

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 12 April 2018 16:21:19 AEST


The fake Origin Energy bill notice in the screenshot above is an example of a new email scam that is targeting inboxes today.

The scam email message invites recipients to view their bill online, but the .doc file the link points to is infected with hidden malware.

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Warning: fake Origin electricity bill scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 27 March 2018 12:36:31 AEDT


MailGuard has detected an email scam today using fake Origin branding to make it look like an electricity bill notification.

As you can see in the screenshot above, this is a well-designed scam message. The criminals behind this attack have gone to the trouble of registering 4 new domains and using them as email sender domains to make their emails look more legitimate:

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Scam avalanche continues: Origin Energy attack one of largest seen

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 10 July 2017 15:17:00 AEST

A huge uptick in email-based fraud attempts has continued, with an enormous distribution of fake Origin Energy invoices containing malware.

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Scammers ramp up EOFY attacks with new Origin malware blast

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 14 June 2017 11:51:45 AEST

Australians are being inundated by a huge spike in malicious email attacks coinciding with the end of financial year, led by a fresh batch of Origin Energy emails harbouring malware.

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Warning: Malware just one click away in Origin Energy email scam

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 10 May 2017 11:48:17 AEST

 Australians are warned not to click a convincing fake Origin Energy electricity bill which contains a direct link to malware.

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