A 'huge batch' of fake MYOB invoices is spreading malware

April 10, 2017

A large number of emails pretending to be invoices generated out of MYOB — but actually containing links to dangerous malware — reportedly started circulating on Monday.

The emails, which were sent out at a rate of “thousands per minute” Monday morning, contain invoices with different company names and supposed debts between $6,300 and $6,400 — but all demand immediate payment, according to email security firm Mailguard.

Mailguard chief executive Craig McDonald said that the varied company names and invoice amounts were deliberately designed to dodge antivirus software.

“Adding to the likelihood that some recipients will fall for the scam, the well-formatted fraud email looks like a legitimate invoice from a company using MYOB software. It includes links to the real MYOB website,” said McDonald.

Once the curious victim clicks on the ‘view invoice’ link, a Trojan virus is downloaded onto the user’s computer.

Read more at https://www.businessinsider.com.au/a-huge-batch-of-fake-myob-invoices-is-spreading-malware-2017-4#Z5S3CPWqhgYoFRUL.99

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