Beware of "The Office of the Attorney General Complaint" Malicious Ransomware Email
Jul 15, 2016
The email message below, which claims that a complaint has been filed against the recipients' businesses, is a fake and is malicious. The fake email message contains a link disguised as PDF document, if clicked, will download a malicious compressed or zip file that contains what is called a ransomware. A ransomware is a dangerous malware, or something similar to a computer virus, which encrypts or make all the files on the infected computers unreadable or inaccessible. The ransomware will then demand that a ransom be paid before the files are made readable or accessible again.
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If the ransom is not paid, the owners of the infected computers will lose all their important files, which includes photos, videos and documents, i. And, the encrypted files will be restored, if the ransom is paid. That is why it is important that computer users make frequent backup copies of their files, in case their computers get infected with a ransomware malware.
The “The Office of The Attorney General Complaint” Malicious and Fake Email
From: The Office of The Attorney General firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: The Office of The Attorney General Complaint
Dear Business Owner:
A complaint has been filed against your Business.
Enclosed is a copy of the complaint which requires your response. You have 10 days to file a rebuttal if you so desire.
You may view the complaint at the link below.
Rebuttals should not exceed 25 pages and may refer to any additional documents or exhibits that are available on request.
The Office of The Attorney General cannot render legal advice nor can The Office of The
Attorney General represent individuals or intervene on their behalf in any civil or criminal matter.
Please review the enclosed complaint. If filing a rebuttal please do so during the specified timeframe.
The Office of The Attorney General
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