The New South Wales government has warned of a spoofing email scam targeting government suppliers.
NSW Treasury said it was notified by the Australian Cyber Security Centre of the scam.
The warning said that spoofed emails either invite suppliers to quote for supply of goods and services, or spoof a purchase order.
“We are aware of purchase orders and emails that have been sent from firstname.lastname@example.org referencing the Chief Procurement Officer and Secretary’s details. Other spoof addresses may be in use,” NSW Treasury said.
“The scammers register realistic looking NSW government websites and email addresses and use these to communicate with suppliers. The emails include the contact details of the Chief Procurement Officer, Chief Information Officer and Secretary.”
The warning wasn’t limited to IT suppliers, with the department saying any business in NSW could receive the emails.