Virus Emails - "Your Package has been returned to the Australia Post Office"

Virus Emails - Your Package has been returned to the Australia Post Office

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The email messages below: "Your Package has been returned to the Australia Post office," are fakes and contain a malicious attachment disguised as a document or label that the recipients of the email messages are being asked to open. Attempts to open the malicious attachment will result in the recipients' computers getting infected with a virus, spyware, Trojan horse or other malware. So, the recipients of the same email message are advised not to attempt to open the attachment. They should just delete the email message instead.

The Fake Australia Post Office Email Messages with a Virus

From: Australia Post []

Date: 31 March 2015 at 23:25

Subject: Track Advice Notification: Consignment RYR5894733

Your parcel (1) has been dispatched with Australia Post.

The courier company was not able to deliver your parcel by your address.

Label is enclosed to the letter. Print a label and show it at your post office.

Label: RYR5894733

To view/download your label please click here or follow the link below : LabelCode=label_5894733

**Please note that this is an automatically generated email - replies will not be answered.

Subject: AusPost Delivery information

Dear customer.

Your package has been returned to the Australia Post office.

Reason: Error in delivery address.

Information about your package is attached to the letter.

Read all information carefully and come to the "Australia Post" office to receive your package.

Thank you.

Australia Post Service

Subject: 582 Package not delivered

Good day!

Your package was not delivered at the specified time on 27 March 2015, because nobody opened the door. Get the information about your parcel by clicking the link below. You can collect your parcel at any of our nearest offices by producing the printed out information about the parcel.

Get the information about your parcel


Our Company will charge a fee if you fail to collect your parcel within 30 days. All information about tariffs is available at our website.

Best regards,

Australia Post.

Subject: Track your shipment No9067

Dear customer.

A courier did not deliver the package to your address.

Reason: The delivery address is wrong

Please find the attached document containing detailed information about delivery failure.

Read all information carefully and come to the "Australia Post" office to receive your package.

Thank you.

Australia Post Service.

If the recipients open the malicious attachment, their computers will become infected with a malicious Trojan horse, which will give the cybercriminals behind the email messages the ability to access and take control of their computers remotely from anywhere around the world. They may spy on them, use their computers to commit cybercrimes, or steal their personal and financial information.

Now, recipients of the email messages who have already opened the malicious attachment, are advised do a full scan of thier computers with the antivirus software installed on them. The name of the attachment may change, so be careful when opening email attachments.

If you don’t have antivirus software installed on your computer, please click here for a list of free antivirus software.

For a list of other virus email messages, please click here.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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Virus Emails - "Your Package has been returned to the Australia Post Office"