WATCH: Email scam mimicking Xero sends link to a malicious invoice

Posted by Akankasha Dewan on 01 March 2019 12:16:33 AEDT

Earlier this week, MailGuard detected an email scam spoofing popular cloud accounting company, Xero

The email informs recipients of the arrival of a new Xero invoice. It has an invoice number, the date, and a link to download the invoice.

MailGuard suspects clicking on this link leads to the download of a malicious payload.   

As accountants, bookkeepers and financial professionals, Xero users and their customers are particularly attractive to cybercriminals who know that they hold access to valuable financial information for company payrolls, invoicing, and the like

Watch the full scam below:

 

MailGuard urges email users to hesitate before clicking any type of attachment or link in an email if they’re uncertain of its legitimacy.

Take Action to Defend Your Business

Phishing attacks can be enormously costly and destructive, and new scams are appearing every week. Don’t wait until it happens to your business; take action to protect your business and your staff from financial and reputational damage, now.

For a few dollars per staff member per month, add MailGuard's cloud-based email and web filtering solution to your business security. You’ll significantly reduce the risk of new variants of malicious email from entering your network. Talk to an expert at MailGuard today about your company's cybersecurity needs: expert@mailguard.com.au

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