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Spot a Fake Email

Three Ransomware outbreaks are happening right now:
Australia Post, Paypal and Cryptowall Attachment.

Here is 5 ways to spot a Fake Email

Be very aware of Fake Emails!

The spam (distributing Cryptowall 4) is using an obfuscated JavaScript attachment.

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 anything purporting to be a parcel notification or Australia Post (use the phone to call Australia Post and confirm any such email).

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5 Ways to spot a Fake Email:

Unfortunately in today’s world, scammers are coming at us from all angles to try and trick us to get us to part with our hard earned money. We all need to be vigilant in protecting ourselves online. If you aren’t paying attention—even if you know what to look for—they can get you.

There are numerous ways to detect fake sites or emails, phishing, etc.
Here are 5 you should know about:

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If you have any questions regarding how to protect your organisation against Ransomware,
Fake Email, Phishing or other Security issues, please do not hesitate to contact us.

For more information please contact the Black Knight IT Helpdesk

Other methods of logging tickets still are available- including our phone support line on (07) 3806 6717, web portal (here) or by emailing the helpdesk directly at helpdesk@blackknight.net.au.

Phone: (07) 3806 6727 | Web: www.blackknight.net.au | Email: helpdesk@blackknight.net.au

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