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The Amos Family Death Notification - Funeral Announcement Virus Email

Date: January 16, 2014 9:34 PM - Views: 2,795 - Comments: 6
The Amos Family Death Notification - Funeral Announcement Virus Email


The email message below: “Death notification - Funeral Announcement,” has a link to a virus or Trojan horse that will infect your computer and mobile devices, if you click the link in it and open the malicious file that you will be prompt to download. The email message was not sent by 'Funeral Home Secretary', The Amos Family, or any funeral home.

The “Death notification - Funeral Announcement” Virus Email

Subject: Death notification
The Amos Family
Funeral Announcement

Hereby we want to share your sorrow for your dear friend who passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014.

You are cordially invited to express your sympathy in memory of your friend at a celebration of life service that will be held on Monday, January 13, 2014 at the Ocker Funeral Home, Arkansas.

Please find more detailed information about the memorial service here.

Sincerely,
Funeral Home Secretary,
Elijah Spears

1946 - 2014 The Amos Family. All Rights Reserved. | Privacy Policy
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This message was designed to trick the recipients into downloading a malicious file, by claiming that they can click the link in it to find more detailed information about the memorial service.

But, if you click the link, you will be taken to a malicious or compromised website, which uses the “Asprox/Kuluoz botnet” to trigger a download of a file containing a Trojan horse or other malware to your computer. If you open the same file, your computer will become infected with a virus, Trojan horse or some other malware.

If your computer gets infected with a Trojan horse, the cybercriminals behind this malicious email message will be able 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.

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  • Anonymous: 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    received the scam, but since I didn't recognize the deceased, I went to BING and looked up the info. ~


  • Anonymous: 6 months, 4 weeks ago

    My daughter opened it, scanning with avast now.one thing, it will keep popping up a window that says you need to update your Flash Player. And another little password box keeps showing up.I hope we can remove this. ~


  • Anonymous: 8 months, 1 week ago

    I did click on this, but don't know if my Norton 360 let this through or not. Did a scan and haven't noticed anything. Are there certain files to look for, and how do I look for them. ~


  • Anonymous: 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    What if you clicked on it with your iphone like I did? :-/
    I have noticed no changes but I'm a bit worried ~


    • info: 8 months, 3 weeks ago

      You should not click on these links because the malicious websites that they take you to can find vulnerabilities for the Iphone. No device is immune from computer viruses. ~


      • Anonymous: 7 months, 3 weeks ago

        Ummm its an EXE file, unless your running something like windows it wont work on iOS ~


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