Fake Email Warning : ISIS terrorist threat to Sydney comes in a legitimate looking email with malicious payload in attachment and/or link.

hackerFake Emails re ISIS threat
You are advised to be cautious about opening any emails you receive that refer to any ISIS threat.
New emails referring to ISIS terrorism activities carry a malicious attachment that can be used to infect your computer.

ACMA (“The Australian Communications and Media Authority”) is receiving a surge in reports of emails with the subject ‘ISIS attacks in Sydney?’. The emails request people to open an attached Word, RAR or other file by claiming the attachment includes an article naming the Sydney locations ISIS plans to attack in 2015.

Clicking on the attachment could result in malicious code being installed that allows an attacker to take control of your computer.

The email includes the contact details in an attempt to represent itself as a legitimate email. It is highly likely similar malicious emails are in circulation using references to high profile, terror-related events.

The full text of the malicious email is provided below:

Subject: ISIS attacks in sydney?
Body: ISIS has warned Australian Police today about new attacks in Sydney.
Attached the places in word file which ISIS planning to attack in Sydney this year 2015.
These terrorists have Australian Citizen why they attack us?
Read more in the detailed story in word file.
Please address any correspondence to:
[news address inserted here]
The switchboard number for [news] is:
[news phone number inserted here]
Telephone: [news phone number inserted here]
Email: [news email inserted here]

To stay safe, it is important that you do not click links in phishing emails or reply to the sender if you do not know them.
Source : Stay Smart Online , a Government initiative.

ISIS allegedly threats US government & staff hacked Twitter account

ISIS apparently defaces US Govt Twitter Account
The US Central Command Twitter account was hacked or at least defaced today apparently by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), posting tweets that threaten families of U.S. soldiers and claiming to have hacked into military PCs.

“We won’t stop!” one tweet read, “We know everything about you, your wives and children.”

“ISIS is already here,” read another, “we are in your PCs, in each military base.”

Initially the hackers replaced the Central Command avatar with a black and white graphic of a person with their head wrapped in a keffiyeh with the words, “CyberCaliphate” and “I love you ISIS,” next to it.

The US Central Command Twitter account was suspended about 1:05 p.m. US Eastern time.

One tweet included a link to a Pastebin post that bragged about the success of an ISIS-run CyberJihad being run by a CyberCaliphate. “While the US and its satellites kill our brothers in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan we broke into your networks and personal devices and know everything about you,” the post reads in part.

Other tweets appeared to list names of specific military personnel.

These listings apparently came from U.S. military phone directories that are posted online.

The Pentagon could not immediately confirm that ISIS had in fact hacked the account.