Email real or scam? – Federal Court

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No, you haven’t been subpoenaed. (Unless, of course, you have). This image shows an email our client received today. I’ve created a quick checklist to see if an email is real or scam. DO NOT CLICK LINKS DO NOT ALLOW PICTURES TO DOWNLOAD ARE YOU EXPECTING THIS EMAIL? Google for: “scam the federal court of australia” The from email address – mail@loanserver.net – I doubt the Federal Court would send from this address. The two links in red, hover your mouse over the link without clicking and you can see where the link will go. Here I have added it […]

Ransomware Alert

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Ransomware Alert Hi everyone. We’ve just received word from our friends at Trend Micro that a new version of TorrentLocker is doing the rounds disguised as a fake Australia Post website. We advise users: Do NOT enter Captcha codes to any postal tracking site. Do NOT open attachments from emails you aren’t expecting. Confirm the URL in the address bar in your browser for any website you visit. Alert us immediately if you receive any suspicious email – support@atcom.technology

Fake AFP websites

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Another alert from our buddies over at Trend Micro: Fake AFP websites spreading TorrentLocker after changing their social engineering target. At the present we have seen 101 fake websites (the list is still growing) We advise users: – Not to enter Captcha codes to any penalty / police related website. – Be especially careful about anything purporting to be a traffic infringement or the AFP (use the phone to confirm any such email). tl:dr – Always verify the integrity of a website – look for “https” and proper certificates. If you believe you may be infected, turn off the computer […]

Cryptolocker 4 alert

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New alert from our friends over at Trend Micro: Two Ransom-ware outbreaks are happening right now: Australia Post and Cryptowall Attachment. The spam (distributing Cryptowall 4) is using an obfuscated JavaScript attachment. (Spam mails are already detected by the latest AS full pattern 2092). The obfuscated JavaScript downloads malicious content from URLs such as: hxxp://dertinyanl.com/img/script.php?tup1.jpg … hxxp://yalcingulten.com/dbsys.php At the present we have seen 85 fake Australia Post websites (the list is still growing): hxxp://adventuredmc.com/JXZ9TMtUgiI/VvqyrjDo.php … hxxp://wilanowski.net/uUJTW/9oyONj.php We advise users: Not to enter Captcha codes to any postal tracking site Not to open invoice / refund attachments from email (Cryptowall) Be especially careful about […]