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We have been alerted to a scam email being sent to .au registrants impersonating auDA, the .au domain administrator.

The message reads:

Greetings,

We would like to inform you that starting from the X of X 2021 we are requested to obtain and verify all .au domain name owners information.
You are listed in our database as the owner of <YOUR DOMAIN> domain name.
In order to keep the domain active please reply with the following:

  1. Photo Identification
    A clear, readable, valid and unaltered scanned color copy or photo of one of the following documents:
    - The photo page of your passport
       or
    - Drivers license (front and back)
  2. A clear, readable, valid and unaltered scanned and color copy of your Medicare Card (front and back)

Rest assured that all documents are handled securely in accordance with our data privacy.

We are hoping for your kind understanding and we appreciate your response to this email within 24 hours to avoid the cancellation of your domain.

Looking forward to hearing from you regarding this matter.

Regards,

XXX

This email is a SCAM and it requests personal information including scanned copies of identification documents from the recipient.

If you or one of your customers receive an email requesting this information, we advise all recipients to not respond.
Instead, please notify ACCC's Scamwatch.

If someone has already provided personal details in response to this scam email, they will need to make a report to their state or territory police force.

auDA will only request this kind of material via us, your registrar.

 

 

SenseICT has been advised of the following by the Australian Cyber Security Center via Stay Smart Online.

 

What’s happened?

The Australian Government is aware of, and responding to, a sustained targeting of Australian governments and companies by a sophisticated state-based actor.

A range of tactics, techniques and procedures are being used to target multiple Australian networks. It’s important that Australian companies are alert to this threat and take steps to enhance the resilience of their networks. Cyber security is everyone’s responsibility.