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Police warn people not to click link in abusive email

THE Queensland Police Service Fraud and Cyber Crime Group (FCCG) are warning members of the public about an abusive email currently circulating.

The email contains obscene abuse directed to the recipient and alleges they have posted private photographs onto the internet.

A link is embedded into the email designed to be activated by the reader.

It is believed this email contains malicious software executed once the link is clicked.

"As disgusting and offensive as this email is, it is a clever and manipulative way to garner an emotional response, peeking the curiosity of the reader into clicking the link which will ultimately infect your computer. It is imperative people delete this email as soon as it is received and always remember to never click on links embedded in emails," Detective Superintendent Brian Hay said.

"A worse case scenario and one that we have seen happen, is your computer becoming part of an international network of compromised computers and your identity and financial information being compromised. Any person who has received this email and has clicked on it should immediately scan their computer for malware and change all their passwords. It is imperative people maintain a modern operating system and up to date ant-virus software," Detective Superintendent Brian Hay said.

Contact the Fraud and Cyber Crime Group if you wish to discuss your circumstances on 3364 6622.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours a day.

Topics:  computer virus police scams technology



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