There have been recent scams going around targeting Australian Businesses. These criminals have been researching employees from various Companies (using Linked In or company website data to build a list of the employees), then contacting the Accounting staff attempting to impersonate Management/Directors requesting to transfer money to bank accounts.

Users have to be very vigilant, most importantly the users who manage finances. These are the ones who are being targeted. Please pass this email around to all staff members and most importantly inform your accountants. We have seen a few incidents and all of them lead to company finance users being requested to make a bank transfer.

Chill IT highly advises to always confirm unusual transaction requests with a follow up call to Management/Directors to validate such requests.

Please ensure that your passwords are strong – It is highly recommend not to use dictionary words or sequential numbering for your email/Microsoft accounts.

We are seeing three different types of cases:

Case 1
A domain is registered that is very similar to your own.
A recent example; a scammer registered a