FAKE Australian Federal Police AFP emails
It has come to our attention that there is a serious attempt to infect your computers by way of virus email.
The emails ask people to pay a fine of $150 for negligent driving.
The AFP said the emails were a scam and asked people not to pay any money or click any attachments or links.
AFP national cyber crime coordinator Superintendent Adrian Norris said the email contained a computer virus.
"This email has taken off widely today and looks legitimate, and many people have been compromised, so I would urge people to be vigilant," Superintendent Norris said.
"The AFP never sends out traffic infringement notices via email, so if you have received an email that purports to be from the AFP and have doubt about its authenticity, do not make a payment or provide personal details.
Do not enter captcha codes to any penalty or police related website without first verifying the details by telephone.
A separate email possessing as a payment authorisation request has also been reported. This email encourages the user to open a ZIP or Word attachment that contains malicious software.
Different variations may be circulating so if you are suspicious of any email, please delete it immediately and notify your relevant staff.
Friday, March 4, 2016