This is a reminder that during the period around Easter criminals often send malicious spam emails and fake e-cards (with an Easter theme) which are designed to infect your computer with a malicious program (eg, virus or other malware) that could steal your passwords and other personal information (identity theft).
We have no information to indicate that Australian Internet users have been targeted as yet. In the past, criminals have been known to use Easter email messages in order to trick computer users to click on links to malicious web sites and open email attachments containing malicious software. Criminals also attempt to manipulate search engine results relating to words such as "Easter" in an attempt to boost the page rankings of their malicious web sites.
What we recommend you do
Only click on links in emails and e-cards from people you know and trust. If necessary, ring the person first to confirm the email was from them before opening it.
Regard as suspicious and delete any emails or e-cards which don't specify a person's name known personally to you, such as "from a friend"
Delete and do not open any attachments to emails if you are not expecting them
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