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Beware Of Origin Energy Fake Email Bill

During the last 24 hours many have received ” fake ” emails which purportedly have come from Origin Energy but are in fact fake designed to get you to click the links in them.

The  email uses Origin Energy branding, and uses the subject line ‘Your Origin electricity bill’, with a due date of May 16.”

If you do click the link you will go to a fake Origin Energy Site but that is not the major issue.

It will link to a ” JavaScript dropper” that can install additional malware such as keyloggers that can steal passwords and other information.

The email has originated from servers in France using the domain originenergysolar.net which was registered in China just days ago.

So What Should You Do ?

The approach should be to treat a billing email just as a reminder to visit the company’s website directly (do not click links in the email) in order to download the a genuine bill.

Look at the from address – Origins address is https://www.originenergy.com.au not originenergysolar.net

If you have clicked the link , you maybe infected and you need to be certain that you are not – if concerned Contact Me

Audio From FIVEaa – 11th May

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

1 comment on “Beware Of Origin Energy Fake Email Bill

  1. Colin Cocks

    I have an email bill from Origin with a due date of 16 May, but there are several differences to the example hoaxes shown on your website. The originating email is from “no reply@originenergy.com.au“. Also the written message addresses me by name, not “Dear Customer”. Mine also provides full details of my Account Details, including how much my “ontime payment discount” is – hoax doesn’t show this. Mine also has a Pay Now button – example hoax doesn’t. I’m pretty sure that mine is genuine. I received the email on 25 April.

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