Greetings Your Facebook Account Has Been Closed - Virus Email Message
May 20, 2014
The email messages below: "Hey your Facebook account will be removed" and "Greetings your facebook account has been closed," were NOT sent by Facebook, but instead by cybercriminals. The email messages have a virus or Trojan horse attached to them that will infect your computer if open it. Facebook will never send you an email message with an attachment and ask you to open it.
Please continue reading below.
The Virus or Malware Email Messages
Subject: Hey your Facebook account will be removed.
During the last days, our network has been under attack so we ask you to open the attached utility. This will enable a safe connection to our network so your computer can be trusted.
You will need to use the following password: [your name][digit]
Facebook is trying to warn all our members in no time but our email resources are moderate. Facebook would be thankful if you could transmit the attached application to your friends and relatives ASAP.
BE ADVISED that this utility is only accessible with a PC
Subject: Greetings your facebook account has been closed
For the last days, our network was under attack so you are required to install the attached file. It will initiate a safe connection to our network and your pc can be safe.
Please use this key: [your name][digit]
Facebook is trying to reach all our members fast but we have limited email resources. Our company would be grateful if you could send the attached file to your friends and relatives asap.
NOTE: you can only use the program using a Personal Computer
Please do not attempt open the attachment unless you want your computer to become infected.
The attachment has the following name: [your name][digit], where [your name] is your email address name without the domain name part, and [digit] is a number.
Do not open files ending with “.zip” or “.rar”, unless you are expecting these files from someone. Cybercriminals are compressing or adding their viruses to archive files such as Zip (“.zip”) or WinRAR(“.rar”) to make them undetectable or able to bypass your email provider’s virus scanners.
If you open this malicious file, your computer will get infected with a Trojan horse, which the cybercriminals behind this message will be able to use to access and take control of your computer remotely from anywhere around the world. They may spy on you, use your computer to commit cybercrimes, or steal your personal and financial information.
Now, if you have already opened the malicious file, please do a full scan of your computer with the antivirus software installed on it.
If you don’t have antivirus software installed on your computer, please click here for a list of free antivirus software. For a list of other virus email messages, please click here.
Also, click here for a list of email attachments you should never open, regardless of where they came from.
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