20 November 2013

A large surge in fake emails pretending to be Australia Post parcel tracking notifications has been reported carrying a malicious ‘downloader’ malware as an attachment.

If the malicious attachment is opened, it may download and install further malware on your computer.

An example of the email is provided below.

If you receive this email, simply delete it. Do not respond or open the attachment.

Always be suspicious of unsolicited emails.

Do not click links or open attachments unless you are confident about the sender and information the email contains. The best advice is to simply delete the email.

If you are uncertain about the origin of any email you can always cross check the information by going independently to the company’s website, or by calling them directly.

More information

Read Stay Smart Online’s advice about securing your computer and advice about spam.

The information provided here is of a general nature. Everyone's circumstances are different. If you require specific advice you should contact your local technical support provider.

Information provided by the ACMA

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Disclaimer

This information has been prepared by Enex TestLab for the Department of Communications ('the Department'). It was accurate and up to date at the time of publishing.

This information is general information only and is intended for use by private individuals and small to medium sized businesses. If you are concerned about a specific cyber security issue you should seek professional advice.

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