Are you waiting for your Telstra phone bill to arrive in your inbox? If so, then you MUST read this.
Australians are this week being warned of a new, extremely convincing email scam claiming to be from Telstra.
The hoax email looks almost identical to a normal Telstra bill notification email, however its been designed to infect your computer or phone with malware.
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“A recipient who clicks on the “View Bill” button will be directed to a malicious website that will deliver malware to their computer,” Mailguard editor Emmanuel Marshall said.
The anti-virus company said the malicious domain name being used in the malware attack (telstrabroadband.com) was only created a few days ago via a registry in China.
It’s apparently one of two scams currently targeting Telstra customers.
The second scam directs victims to a fake Telstra login page that has the ability to steal their login credentials and credit card details.
Scam alert: 2 new email scams targeting Telstra customers are hitting inboxes. These well-designed email attacks both use fake Telstra bill notifications to trick victims into clicking on malicious links.
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— MailGuard (@MailGuard) May 15, 2018
Further information on the two scams can be found here.