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'Mind-blowingly awesome' Telstra phishing scam detected

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jul 5, 2016.

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    A sophisticated phishing email purporting to be from Telstra has been identified by MailGuard.

    "It's just mind-blowingly awesome," said MailGuard CEO Craig McDonald, "in terms of representing the brand, or misrepresenting it."

    The email, which convincingly mimics the branding of the telco, informs the recipient that their bill has been paid twice by mistake. To receive their ‘charge back’ people are ‘requested to visit your account immediately and complete the claim’.

    It is signed by ‘Telstra executive Gerd Schenkel, Executive Director, Digital Sales and Service’.

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    The 'Log in to My Account' box directs to a landing page which harvests Telstra account log in and bank details. It is near-identical to the legitimate Telstra 'My Account' page.

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