Malware Alert: Australian Power & Gas Payment Receipt

The company has issued an alert to warn customers about the spam campaign

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

According to Hoax Slayer, these emails carry a piece of malware that’s disguised as a harmless-looking PDF file.

The emails you should look out for read:

“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.

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