Virus Alert - LogMeIn Account Notification - Customer Invoice
Jul 2, 2014
The email message below: "LogMeIn Account Notification - Customer Invoice #896502," has a link to a virus or Trojan horse that will infect your Windows computer, if you download and open it. The message is a fake and was not by sent by LogMeIn. It was instead, designed and sent by cyber-criminals to trick the recipients into clicking on the link, downloading and opening the malicious file: lgm_payment_invoice.zip, disguised a payment receipt.
Please continue reading below.
The LogMeIn Virus Email Message
From: "LogMeIn.com Auto-Mailer"
Subject: LogMeIn Account Notification - Customer Invoice #896502
This is a notice that your LogMeIn Pro subscription is due on Tuesday, July 1st 2014. A payment invoice has been generated and attached to this email.
Your payment method is : Credit Card
Amount due : $473
Due Date : Tuesday , July 1st 2014
LogMeIn account : ???
Invoice Item : LogMeIn Pro Yearly subscription
You can log in to your LogMeIn account to pay the invoice.
The payment invoice can also be downloaded the LogMeIn website :
(Please do not reply to this email, as it's sent from an address that's not monitored.)
If you need help, visit LogMeIn Support at:
The file “lgm_payment_invoice.zip” is not a payment receipt or invoice, but a file that that contains the malicious file or virus “lgm_payment_invoice.pif".
All the links in the email message will go to the malicious website below and attempt to download the malicious file - lgm_payment_invoice.zip:
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.
This malicious email message is similar to the following:
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