Another email scam impersonating the Australian Securities and Investments Commission has hit Australian inboxes this morning, in what was called "one of the largest-scale malware deliveries" in the past 12 months.
Email security vendor MailGuard said that infected emails hit inboxes at 9:43 this morning. The emails, purporting to be from ASIC, tell businesses their name is due for renewal and directs them to a link to download a renewal notice.
MailGuard said there were a few things to watch out for from the email. It was sent from the domain ASIC.Transaction.Nofirstname.lastname@example.org which was registered in China yesterday.
The subject line is 'Renewal' and emails are addressed to 'Dear customer' rather than a specific recipient.
What makes the email more deceptive is that includes a "well-formatted message" that uses ASIC's branding and the government's coat of arms.
This is the fourth time this year a widespread email scam impersonating the corporate watchdog has targeted Australian businesses.