Large scale Xero invoice scam exploits EOFY accounting activity

Posted by Katherine Chong on 27 June 2018 14:08:31 AEST

A Xero malicious email campaign was detected and blocked by MailGuard today. The invoice, designed to look like it was sent through the Xero accounting platform, encourages the recipient to click through to view the invoice.

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Caution: fake 'Xero' invoice notification scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 26 February 2018 12:43:36 AEDT


MailGuard has detected a new email scam using fake ‘Xero’ domains in the sender addresses.

This message, shown in the screenshot above, is designed to look like an invoice notification from ‘The Advocates Property Advisory.’
The message contains a ‘view invoice’ link which if clicked, directs the scam victim to download an MS Word .doc file containing hidden malware.

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Xero branding imitated in breaking email scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 19 February 2018 12:42:06 AEDT


A new zero-day email scam imitating Xero branding has been detected by MailGuard.

This email is supposed to look like a Xero invoice notification. The text advises the recipient that their credit card will be debited, and offers a link to view their bill.

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‘Xero’ Fake Invoice Email Points to Malware

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 14 December 2017 13:54:49 AEDT


This morning MailGuard has intercepted a large volume email scam. The messages are fake invoice reminders, using the brand
‘Xero’ to try and inspire trust. The email contains a link which pretends to point at an invoice but actually goes to a zipped JavaScript file containing trojan malware

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Office 365, Xero, DropBox: Why email scammers hide behind big names

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 22 September 2016 11:00:59 AEST

New phishing and malware attacks today targeting Office 365, Xero and DropBox users have emphasised a growing trend of brand exploitation.

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Accounting sector targeted in successive Trojan email attacks

Posted by Jaclyn McRae on 19 September 2016 09:42:00 AEST

 Accountants and bookkeepers have been the target of high-volume phishing attacks in the past week.

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Cybercriminals launch fake Xero invoice attack, delivering malware

Posted by MailGuard Editor on 12 September 2016 17:04:00 AEST

 Scam emails leveraging the familiar brand of cloud accounting company Xero have delivered malware to inboxes across Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

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