Scam Alert: Another Fake ASIC Email

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 04 January 2018 16:03:07 AEDT


New threat outbreak this morning: a criminal-intent email exploiting ASIC. 
MailGuard detected the new attack and prevented the emails from reaching our clients.

As can be seen in the screenshot of the message above, this is a simple plain text email.

The message has a .doc attachment which contains malicious macro code.

Although the message purports to be from ASIC - the Australian Securities & Investments Commission - the sender URL is actually ‘asicsau[dot]com’ a new URL registered yesterday in China.

Criminals use .doc macros in attachments like the one on this email to install malware on victim’s computers. Macros run in the background when .doc files are opened and can be used to download trojans, spyware and viruses. 

 

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