MediaPost - Barracuda Warns: Watch Out For Those Fake Invoice Emails

“The message itself doesn’t seem out of the ordinary, but the included link should raise a red flag,” writes Lior Gavish, VP of content security services at Barracuda. “The entire goal for this attempt is to get the recipient to click on the link, and the criminals have done a decent job of subtly placing the link within the message.”

This is a throwback to the old invoice scams sent by direct mail. An accountant in a company would get an invoice — usually for a modest amount — and pay it without questioning it.