Malware Alert: Australian Power & Gas Payment Receipt

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

By on December 11th, 2012 13:58 GMT

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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