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# 209158 15-Mar-2017 11:11
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This morning I received an email from someone pretending to be the officer of an incorporated society I belong to. 

 

They are asking me to confirm that I'm able to send the funds ASAP and if so, they will send me the account details. My position in the society is Treasurer. The person supposedly sending the message is the Chair.

 

It appears to have been sent from an xtra address (personal email of chair) however the raw source shows a different address (reagan.com domain). The Reply-To field is also different (gmail address).

 

Is this an issue with Spark/Yahoo and their previous security breach or has the computer of the chair been compromised? I doubt it's the latter. Why spoof the email when you have control of the system?

 

Report to DIA?






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  # 1736724 15-Mar-2017 11:35
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A number of people's xtra accounts seem to have been affected by this.  I known of three.





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  # 1736726 15-Mar-2017 11:38
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Not just xtra - its happening with others as well.

 

its a spear phishing scam.

 

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  # 1736730 15-Mar-2017 11:41
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It happens a lot and it's usually targeted. The scammers find a company or society with some of the officer's name in the open, check a list of leaked email addresses and spoof a message from there.

 

Ignore.





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  # 1736771 15-Mar-2017 11:54
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All you can do is implement strict email filtering, educate users and establish solid business processes for validating funds transfers e.g face to face, 4eyes etc.


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