AU: Phishers compromise Optus email accounts

Juha Saarinen reports:

Beware malware-laden missives.

Email filtering company Mailguard is warning about an active phishing campaign emanating from compromised email accounts hosted on Optus’ domain.

The messages purport to be advice recipients of remittance advices, invoices and insurance documents that are available for download.

Should users click on the links to the documents in the messages, they will download malware.

Read more on ITNews.

In August, 2018,  we saw another phishing campaign. For example, Gizmodo reported:

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has issued a warning regarding an Optus email scam that is currently circulating in Aussie inboxes. Here’s what you need to know.

The fake emails are disguised as unpaid bills and contain the subject line ‘We are unable to process your last payment’. The aim is to phish for credit card information.

h/t, “Russy”

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