Spam email coming from your own system

There have been a number of reports to us that people are receiving emails that seem to come from someone in their organisation. This is either a random name or docs*@domainname.com.au (* = random number) sent with the Subject: Confidential – ALL Employees Important Document(s) and an Attachment.

This attachment is a virus and will harm your computer so please do not open it. If you have opened an attachment like this, please run a scan on your computer to make sure you don’t have a virus or give Aussie Computer Experts a call on 1300 223 123.

Below is the email in full

 

From: Administrator [mailto:docs8@domainname.com.au]

Sent:

To: user@domainname.com.au

Subject: Confidential – ALL Employees Important Document(s)

 

Please find attached documentation I will need you to complete and send back to me as soon as you can if that-s okay.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can provide you with any further support or assistance.

 

Thank you

 

This e-mail and / or any attachment(s) is intended solely for the above-mentioned recipient(s) and it may contain confidential or privileged information. If you have received it in error, please notify us immediately at helpdesk@domainname.com.au and delete the e-mail. You must not copy it, distribute it, disclose it or take any action in reliance on it.  For Affiliate Members, this publication is only intended to provide a summary.It does not purport to be comprehensive, definitive or to be legal advice.Changes to the law and government policy may occur quickly.  We recommend that specific legal or other professional advice be obtained about matters discussed in this publication. We give no warranty (and accepts noliability) for loss or damage sustained by any person, corporation or other legal entity as a direct or indirect consequence of their reliance on the matters contained in this publication. For the future of our children please consider the environment before printing this email.

Bank Fraud Emails at it again

We have been receiving reports that the banking fraud and ATO fraud emails are on the rise. Please be aware of these emails. No legitimate business will send you an email asking you to go to a website to reset a password without you clicking on a reset password link.

An example of the fraud email:

Delete or report these emails

If you get these emails, please either delete them or forward them onto the relevant business so they are aware of the fraud in their name.

Some examples:
ACCC Scam Watch
ATO Report a Scam
NAB Report a Scam
CBA Report a Scam
Westpac Scams Website
ANZ Scams Website

Androids, iPhones open to attack through Exchange

Wipe phones, steal data and cause mayhem with ActiveSync.

An attacker can steal your contacts, snoop on your email and erase all data from your iPhone or Android using Microsoft Exchange, a Perth university lecturer has revealed.

Peter Hannay discovered that by pushing policy to phones he could wipe the devices clean and likely steal data and sniff outgoing emails.

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Are You at Risk? What Cybercriminals Do With Your Personal Data

So what do they have to worry about? According to experts, the most likely security risks for consumers range from the annoying (more spam in their email inboxes) to potentially much more dangerous targeted “phishing” emails, where the sender disguises himself as a trusted individual or organization in order to trick the recipient into clicking a link that will download malware onto his or her computer or into giving the sender confidential information such as a password, credit card or Social Security number.

Why is this information valuable to cybercriminals?

Personal information is the currency of the underground economy. It’s literally what cybercriminals trade in. Hackers who obtain this data can sell it to a variety of buyers, including identity thieves, organized crime rings, spammers and botnet operators, who use the data to make even more money.

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