Surety IT Security Alert – June 2018 Part 1

Surety IT provides a monthly alert of the scams impacting Australian businesses including phishing scams, malware attacks and security

You need to be particularly aware of  –

1. E-Toll fake receipt notification

  • The scam uses a simple message that tells the recipient that your payment was successful.
  • The receipt is supposedly attached.
  • Victims  who download the linked file are unwittingly downloading malware to their computer.
  • The message comes from a variety of senders, including –
  •  “E-Toll (6050834)”
  •    “Motorway Team (4828291)”
  •    “Motorway Team (6059975)”
  •    “E-Toll (8990155)”
  •    “E-Toll (3133462)”
  •    “E-Toll (8213460)”
  •    “Motorway Team (4940160)”
  •    “Motorway Team (1012449)”
  •    “E-Toll (4424201)”
  •    “Motorway Team (1403962)”
  •    “E-Toll (6508878)”
  •    “E-Toll (8615796)”
  •    “E-Toll (6087315)”

2. Fake ATO email alert

  • A new phishing scam has been detected that uses the subject “ATO Warning Document Received”.
  • This scam message states “we noticed unlawful fillings (sic) & tax evasion on your previous tax return…To avoid legal action,
    see the link below to view and sign your document”
  • The link in the message actually takes victims of this scam to a phishing website, where they are asked to enter their email address and
  • Email addresses and passwords captured by this scam will be used to defraud victims.
  • The  senders associated with this email scam are:
  • Jessica Lynn –
  • Paul Smart –
  • rachael –
  • steve schutze –


3. Brand-jack of OneDrive

  • A new scam has been detected that claims to be from OneDrive and is associated with several sender email accounts including:
  • The email tells recipients that there is a “document received via OneDrive” and they should click on a link to “review
  • The link takes the victim to a phishing page where the victim is asked to submit their login details.
  • This scam is used to harvest victim details that can be used in identity theft and fraud.


4. Fake MYOB Branding

  • The email in the screenshot above is a scam message using MYOB branding to deceive victims into giving up their Microsoft login details.
  • This scam uses a fake MYOB email which asks the victim “To view your Remittance Advice”
  • There is also a grammar error in the next sentence – “You are require to Login…..”
  • If the link is clicked on it will open a web page similar to the one shown below.
  • This scam is used to harvest victim details that can be used in identity theft and fraud.


5. Fake Invoices

  • There is a new scam based on fake invoice notifications, as shown above.
  • The message encourages recipients to download and open a “receipt” but the documents in these messages are infected with malware.
  • The  messages originate from a variety of senders and use a ranges of different names but all have links to malware.

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About the author:

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Ash Klemm

Ash has over 20 years of experience in sales and marketing. His journey from a casual salesperson at Chandlers to State Manager at a national IT distribution company, while battling health issues, including a double lung transplant in 2015, gave him the experience, know-how, tenacity, and marketing insight, to find solutions and help businesses grow. After spending several years in the ivory tower of state management, Ash missed the genuine connection of face to face meetings and helping make a difference to businesses in need. His authentic, conversational, and easy-going nature helps our customers feel at ease and shows them we are a brand to trust. Ash spends his days advocating for our customers to ensure they receive the best possible service in a timely fashion. Ash is also the in house chair builder. His curiosity and natural problem-solving ability make him the perfect first call for all our new customers to help determine what is wrong, how Surety IT can help and what the best solutions are moving forward.
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