I run a large NZ email IT / hosting service and we’ve just had intel of a sophisticated email scam doing the rounds. Essentially the users all around NZ are receiving emails masquerading as legitimate people / companies. The reason why it is more sophisticated than most is that somehow it is replying from some of our users actual historic emails. The emails all appear to have attachments.
DO NOT OPEN if you are unsure. Also check the actual sender email address (Display name could be a contact but the email address can be different.)
Find out more here via the NZ GOVT CERT site: https://www.cert.govt.nz/individuals/explore/phishing/?topic=phishing
Phishing is a type of email scam. The sender pretends to be a trustworthy organisation — like a bank or government agency — in an attempt to get you to provide them with personal information, particularly financial details.
Dan Hesson, Omokoroa
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