Xero branding exploited in new phishing scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 15 May 2018 09:53:02 AEST


The online accounting platform, Xero, has been brandjacked in a new phishing attack.

MailGuard has intercepted an email scam using fake Xero branding to deceive victims into submitting their Microsoft login data to a phishing site.

The scam message  - shown in the screenshot above - informs the recipient that they have received a large payment, AU$145.008.31, on the Xero system and they can view their payment by signing in with their Microsoft or Xero login credentials.

If the intended victim clicks on the link in the email they are taken to a fake Microsoft branded login page, shown in the screenshot below:

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This phishing page is designed to harvest the victim’s login credentials, to be used in identity theft.

An identifying feature of this scam is the sender name and address:

  • The display name is “Ginger Collins”
  • The sending address is “GingerCollins@betterbookkeepers.com”

 

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