Fake ATO emails carrying ransomware

Researchers are warning of a widely distributed email that claims to be from the Australian Taxation Office but actually aims to infect computers with malicious software.The researchers say the malicious email tries to trick recipients by claiming their Business Activity Statements (BAS) are available to view, and includes a link that claims to enable recipients… Read More »

What’s the Difference between an Email Account, Address, Program, etc

Terminology around email can be confusing, and lead to incorrect answers to misstated questions. I’ll review some common and important terms. In short: Hotmail is not an email program. An email program is not at all the same thing as an email service, or an email account, or even an email address. Time for some definitions.… Read More »

Fake ATO Statement Notifications

If you receive an email that appears to come from the Australian Tax Office with a subject similar to this “Your next Activity Statement is now available.” It is a hoax, delete & blacklist the sender. DO NOT OPEN the link!

Beware of fake Qantas and Citibank emails

You are advised to remain cautious in 2017 about fake emails that claim to be from reputable businesses. These emails are used to deliver viruses, ransomware and other malware.Researchers recently warned people to be aware of fake emails claiming to be from Citibank and Qantas that aim to capture information such as passwords, contact information… Read More »

Beware of fake myGov emails

You are advised to delete a fake email that claims to be from the Australian Government and its myGov website.This email is a phishing scam designed to capture your personal and banking information that may then be used for fraud, identity theft and other unwanted activities.The phishing email includes links to fake web forms and… Read More »

How to Repair Windows Bootloader Problems (If Your Computer Won’t Start)

If your Windows PC is throwing an error message at you before it even begins to load Windows, it’s possible that the boot sector on your system partition is damaged, corrupted, or has missing files. Here’s how to troubleshoot those problems. Source: How to Repair Windows Bootloader Problems (If Your Computer Won’t Start)

Fake driving infringement notices

Scammers are circulating emails that claim the recipient is being fined for a driving infringement and directing them to a link that claims to take users to the relevant documentation. The message incorporates a fake infringement cause, number, date, fine amount and date by which the fine needs to be paid. The email states that… Read More »