Beware Of Malware Receipt From Australian Power & Gas

Dec 11, 2012 | comments

Australian Power & Gas Payment Receipt  carry a piece of malware that’s disguised as a harmless-looking PDF file. 

Australian users should beware of emails entitled “Approved Payment Receipt” that purport to come from the “team” at Australian Power & Gas.


 Example :

Subject: Approved Payment Receipt
Australian Power & Gas Payment Receipt
Dear Customer,

We have recently received a credit card payment from you, for your Australian Power & Gas account. This payment has been successfully processed and receipt details are shown below in the attached file.
Transaction Details
Payment Time: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 07:43:54 +0900
Reference One: 2404390362
Reference Two: 01600833
Payment Receipt Number : 3530928186

Note: This payment will appear on your credit card statement with the merchant reference `Australian Power & Gas`.
Kind Regards,
The team at Australian Power & Gas

Australian Power & Gas representatives are aware of this spam campaign and they’ve even issued an alert on Facebook to warn their customers about it. 

The .zip file attachment harbours a malicious .exe file. Running the .exe file can install malware on the user's computer. If you receive one of these bogus emails, do not open any attachments or click on any links that it contains.
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