Beware of a recent malicious email scam targeting Australian registered businesses. The email claims to be from the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC), the body that manages company registrations, and contains a link to download documents related to the renewal of a company registration.

Appearing legitimate, many of these scam emails are known to contain malicious attachments, including ransomware, which locks users out of important files and demands a significant fee to get them back. Others may also ask clients to hand over confidential information to the scammers.

Below is an example of one such email:

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