Fake and Virus Email - “Eclipse Internet Invoice - 17987580EC”
Jun 4, 2015
The email message below with the subject: "Eclipse Internet Invoice - 17987580EC," is a fake and the attached Microsoft Word document contains a malicious Macro Script, that will download and infect the recipients' computers with viruses, Trojan horse and other malware, if they open it and enable Macro or "Content".
Please continue reading below.
The email was NOT sent by Eclipse Internet (eclipse.net.uk).
The Fake and Malicious Email Message
Subject: Eclipse Internet Invoice - 17987580EC
Thank you for choosing to receive your invoice by email. Please find this attached.
If you would like to change any of your billing options, please log in to My Eclipse using your registration email and password, at www.eclipse.net.uk/billing. Alternatively, you can contact our Customer Service Team, Monday to Friday 9am - 5.30pm, on the telephone number published at www.eclipse.net.uk.
This email has been scanned for all viruses.
Please consider the environment before printing this email.
The content of this email and any attachment is private and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, any use, disclosure, copying or forwarding of this email and/or its attachments is unauthorised. If you have received this email in error please notify the sender by email and delete this message and any attachments immediately. Nothing in this email shall bind the Company or any of its subsidiaries or businesses in any contract or obligation, unless we have specifically agreed to be bound.
KCOM Group PLC is a public limited company incorporated in England and Wales, company number 02150618 and whose registered office is at 37 Carr Lane, Hull, HU1 3RE.
The malicious attached Microsoft Word document has a set of instructions called a Macro that will attempt to dowload viruses, Trojan horses and other malware.
The cybercriminals behind the malicious email message aim is to trick the curious recipients into opening the malicious attachment, which will infect their computers with a virus or Trojan horse.
Once their computers have become infected with a Trojan horse or some other malware, the cybercriminals behind this email message will be able to access and take control of their computers remotely from anywhere around the world. They may spy on them, use their computesr to commit cyber-crimes, or steal their personal and financial information.
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