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Please be aware that there are malicious spam emails spreading throughout Australia, these emails have been impersonating large well known corporations like Australian Federal Police stating that people “are invited to the law court by the judge because of a crime commitment”, then directs them to download the case information.
Although this may seem legitimate, but the download link will encrypt your data including documents, spreadsheets, PDF’s, zip files on Network Drives, removable drives and your local machine. Once infected – the malware demands payments from $300 upwards to decrypt your data.
We advise users not to download any information from the Australian Federal Police. The AFP does not issue subpoenas by email.
We urge all users to be vigilant when opening emails, always keep an eye on suspicious links.