ACMA Bewares Internet Users about the New Phishing Scam Email
The computerworld.com.au on September 3, 2012, reported that Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) asked to restrict oneself from opening phishing email just because it is a scam email supposing from ACMA.
Amazingly, ACMA is an Australian Government statutory authority that operates for the verification of the component of Australia's media and communication legislature related regulations and other matters.
As per the ACMA Spokesperson, Broadband Account Upgrade Pending is your main title and the subtitle is Urgent news, your Broadband Account and requires to be upgraded for security procedures, according to a publication in computerworld.com.au on September 3, 2012.
The users are bewared of the fake email that asserts to be upgraded of their broadband account to access new security measures. The email that is complete with all officials ACMR and government of Australia logos request that the users follow all the details with the included links for up gradation for their broadband account.
However, the declaration of the up gradation is not the truth and also not from ACMA. In fact, the message is a forged scam executed to con users into tackling their internet services Provider (ISP) account details to the cybercriminals. Those following links in the message will lead to a forged website that advice those to login their ISP account. This information of login along with other personal details should be recorded on the malevolent website that will be presented to the cybercriminals who created this scam.
Not only the account can be hacked but further personal credentials can be grabbed out after having control to this information and also utilize the forged email account to further distribute the scam and forged messages.
ACMA has asked forgiveness as it is held for implementing the spam Act 2003 that says that it is unlawful to send, or cause to be sent undesirable commercial electronic messages, thereby maintaining a space from the ongoing spam.
The ACMA advises Internauts in Australia to inform about such emails by forwarding the email to the spam intelligence Database at firstname.lastname@example.org..acma.gov.au. ACMA orders not to modify or add any extra text in the subject line of the message.
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