Beware Australia Post emails – Crypto Locker Virus warning

An extensive crypto-ransomware attack has targeted Australia Post customers

The hacking attack, which reportedly originated in Russia, uses fake emails containing a link which downloads malicious software.

Computer users are being warned not to open any email attachments they receive

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Australia Post has warned its customers about fake emails which advise that a “courier” has been unable to deliver a parcel to their address.

The email then requests the customer to open attachments which provide information about their package and asks them to go to their local post office to collect the package.

Australia Post stressed to all customers that if they received such an email it should be deleted immediately.

“Australia Post takes the safety and security of our customers extremely seriously,” the company said in a statement.

“Australia Post has received notification from the Australian Communications and Media Authority of new phishing sites originating from Russia using Australia Post branding.

“We are promptly actioning takedowns of these sites to protect customers.”

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