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Phishing scam hits Australian inboxes

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    A new phishing email is hitting inboxes that impersonates energy company AGL and scams vulnerable people affected by recent storms and flooding into believing they could receive additional help with their bills.

    The latest phishing scam has been identified by MailGuard and follows a similar scam seen in May.

    In a LinkedIn post on Friday afternoon, MailGuard founder, Craig McDonald, said criminals behind the email – which contains dangerous ransomware – are cruelly praying on people who’ve suffered as a result of recent storms and flooding affecting parts of Australia.

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