“Incoming Fax Report” email that purports to be from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) claims that you should open an attached Microsoft Word file to read a secure document.
“Confidential” email claims that you have received a new secure document and should open a Microsoft Word attachment to read it. The message notes that, because the document is encrypted, you will need to use the “enable editing” option to decode it.
Email purporting to be from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) warns that there has been a “hacker rush against customers of different banks”. It recommends that you click a link to read a set of security standards for online banking prepared by RBA analysts.
Rather threatening email claims to be the third and last billing notification for a service and warns that the service will be discontinued in the next 48 hours if you do not take this last chance to settle a past due invoice by opening an attached Microsoft Word document.
Emails claiming that your billing status is overdue urge you to open an attached “e-invoice” to review the outstanding balance.
Email claims that your tax return request has been successfully submitted and that you can view your submission by opening an attached file.
Current spate of emails with subject lines claiming that your Amazon order has been dispatched have no content but include attached .zip or .docm files.
Email with the subject line ‘Your Latest Documents from Angel Springs’ claims that you should open an attached Microsoft Word file to review billing documents.
Outline: ‘Urgent’ emails purporting to be from various companies claim that you can open an attached file to find a ‘tracker for your records’. Brief Analysis: The emails were not sent by the companies they name and ...
Outline: ‘Urgent’ email purporting to be from Autodesk software provider IMAGINiT claims that an invoice is past due and you should therefore open an attached .rtf file to review the invoice. Brief Analysis: The email is ...