MailGuard tells us that these emails "are well-designed fakes that look very similar to actual Energy Australia messages," with a screenshot below showing how realistic they look.
We're told that although the "sender" display name on these emails is "EnergyAustralia," the actual sender URL is "australianenergysolutions[dot]com; a new URL that was registered yesterday in China."
So, what does the dangerous email contain?
MailGuard reports having successfully protected its customers "from receiving this email, but they will be landing in unprotected inboxes, so please keep an eye out."
How can you protect your inbox?
- Always hover your mouse over links within emails and check the domain they’re pointing to. If they look suspicious or unfamiliar don’t open them.
- 9 out of 10 cyber-attacks are delivered via email, so it's essential to have the best email filtering in place to protect your systems. For a few dollars per staff member per month, you can have the peace of mind of MailGuard's comprehensive cloud-based email and web filtering. You’ll significantly reduce the risk of zero-day (previously unknown) threats and stop new variants of malicious email from entering your network.
- Keep up to date on the latest scams by subscribing to MailGuard updates or follow the company social media, and naturally, the company hopes you'll contact it if you want its protection for your business email system.