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Notice to Appear in Court - Virus Email Message

Date: January 29, 2014 8:24 AM - Views: 20,500 - Comments: 17
Notice to Appear in Court - Virus Email Message

The email message below: “Notice to appear in court", is a fake and contains a malicious attachment that will infect your computer with a virus or Trojan horse if you open it. The email message attempts to trick the recipients into believing that they are scheduled to appear in the court of London on January 31, 2014, and they should open the attachment to view the court notice.

The Malicious Email Message: Notice to appear in court

Subject: Notice to appear in court RU#2071
Attachments: Court_Notice_29012014.zip

Notice to Appear,

Hereby you are notified that you have been scheduled to appear for your hearing that will take place in the court of London in January 31, 2014 at 10:00 am.

Please bring all documents and witnesses relating to this case with you to Court on your hearing date.

The copy of the court notice is attached to this letter.

Please, read it thoroughly.

Note: If you do not attend the hearing the judge may hear the case in your absence.

Yours truly,
L.McNamara
Clerk to the Court.

This malicious email message has an attachment called Court_Notice_29012014.zip, which contains the malicious Trojan horse file Court_Notice_29012014.exe. Attempts to open this file will infect your computer with a Trojan horse or virus.

When we scanned the file Court_Notice_29012014.exe, the following threats were detected:

  • TR/Gamarue.A.177
  • Packed.Win32.Katusha.3!O
  • W32/Trojan.ZPAE-5557
  • Win32/TrojanDownloader.Wauchos.X
  • F-Secure Trojan:W32/Agent.DURR
  • Trojan.Inject
  • Backdoor.Win32.Androm.bmls
  • Backdoor.Bot
  • Troj/FakeAV-HAU
  • Backdoor.Trojan

Once your computer has become infected with this malicious Trojan horse, the cybercriminals behind this 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 this malicious attachment Court_Notice_29012014.exe or msngovea.exe, please do a full scan of your computer with the antivirus software installed on it. The name of the attachment may change, so be careful when opening email attachments.

If you don’t have antivirus software installed on your computer, please click here for a list of free antivirus software.

Never open an attachment that has a name ending with “.exe”, because these are computer programs that can infect your computer with a virus or some other malware.

Click here for a list of email attachments you should never open, regardless of where they came from.

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  • Anonymous: 2 months, 3 weeks ago

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    Notice to Appear (dontreply660 @lawyersforthepeople .com)

    Notice of Appearance,

    Download the copy of the court notice attached herewith to read the details.
    Note: The case may be heard by the judge in your absence if you do not come.

    Clerk of Court.
    Jennifer Smith
    ---

    Attachment came as a zip file with an .exe in it. Obviously they are evolving this email quickly but still cannot beat the common sense red flags. Lawyers for the people is a modern version of ambulance chasers. Kind of feels good that they got infected. If you are reading this congrats on being aware enough to double check. ~


  • Anonymous: 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    I have received two emails of this type. I just deleted the first when I noticed that the attachment had a zip file in it. Norton internet security had put the email into the Junk email folder. The second email was basically the same and came from "custservice644 @thelawyersjournal.com" "Notice of Appearance". I added this address to the blocked email list and hope that this will stop any further emails. ~


  • Anonymous: 4 months, 1 week ago

    Just got several copies of this email in my Junk Mail. Didn't open cuz it looked weird. ~


  • MarcAnthony: 4 months, 1 week ago

    I received an emails regarding the court of Cincinnati. I opened the e-mail by viewing the full header but never opened the attachment. So my Question is by doing so have I infected my computer by doing so? ~


    • info: 4 months, 1 week ago

      No, only if you open the attachment. ~


  • Anonymous: 5 months, 1 week ago

    If I attempted to open it, but Norton detected a virus and didn't let it open, am I still good? ~


    • info: 5 months, 1 week ago

      Yes, you are still good. It is a good thing you have antivirus. ~


  • Anonymous: 5 months, 1 week ago

    I have gotten a few.

    Here are the emails for everyone to avoid.

    --------------------------
    Notice of appearance,

    Hereby you are notified that you have been scheduled
    to appear for your hearing that will take place
    in the court of Yonkers in April 22, 2014 at 11:30 am.

    Please, kindly prepare and bring the documents related
    to this case to court on the date mentioned above.

    Enclosed please find the copy of the court notice
    for the case mentioned above.
    Note: The case may be heard by the
    judge in your absence if you do not come.

    Yours very truly,
    MAXWELL Davidson
    Clerk to the Court.

    Copy_court_notice_ER0224.zip

    --------------------------
    Notice to appear,

    Hereby you are notified that you have been scheduled
    to appear for your hearing that will take place
    in the court of Tucson in May 11, 2014 at 09:00 am.

    Please bring all documents and witnesses relating
    to this case with you to court on your hearing date.

    The copy of the court notice is attached to this letter.
    Please, read it thoroughly.
    Note: The case may be heard by the
    judge in your absence if you do not come.

    Yours truly,
    WOOD BEACH
    Clerk to the Court.

    Notice_to_Appear_in_Court_OP2181.zip

    --------------------------------------
    Notice to appear in court,

    Hereby you are notified that you have been scheduled
    to appear for your hearing that will take place
    in the court of Albuquerque in May 26, 2014 at 10:45 am.

    Please, kindly prepare and bring the documents related
    to this case to court on the date mentioned above.

    Please, download the copy of the court notice
    attached herewith to read the details.
    Note: The case may be heard by the
    judge in your absence if you do not come.

    Yours very truly,
    SHEPHERD Chan
    Clerk of court

    Notice_of_Appearance_PO1805.zip ~


  • Anonymous: 5 months, 1 week ago

    Can this trojan horse infect my cell phone if i click on it??
    Thank you kindly. ~


    • info: 5 months, 1 week ago

      Currently, it cannot. It will only infect a Windows computer. But, do not attempt to open the file on your cellphone. ~


  • Anonymous: 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    This is one I just received:
    ----------------

    Notice to appear,

    Hereby you are notified that you have been scheduled
    to appear for your hearing that will take place
    in the court of Cincinnati in April 10, 2014 at 09:45 am.

    Please bring all documents and witnesses relating
    to this case with you to court on your hearing date.

    The copy of the court notice is attached to this letter,
    please, download and read it thoroughly.
    Note: If you do not attend the hearing
    the judge may hear the case in your absence.

    Yours truly,
    LUNA STANTON
    Clerk to the Court. ~


  • Anonymous: 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    I've been receiving these e-mails for weeks now, notifying me of court hearings in various areas across the country. :

    Your first clue that these are fake is that you were probably never in any of these places recently (or ever).

    Next, that there are no indications identifying you personally (your name, address, driver's license number, etc.).

    And third, grammatical errors such as "...in April 1st, 2014" instead of "on April 1st" are always a dead giveaway that it is not an official notice. Also, courts will mail you correspondence, not send generic e-mails. ;) ~


  • Anonymous: 5 months, 4 weeks ago

    I have also gotten notices to appear in Toledo and Cincinnati. I have also gotten notices of foreclosure on my home because it was condemned....never opened nor replied to any of these spam emails, thank goodness. ~


    • Anonymous: 5 months, 3 weeks ago

      I've also received these "Eviction Notice" e-mails lately. Again, they're very generic with no personal information (your address, name, your mortage company, etc.)... I also don't own a house! ~


  • info: 6 months, 4 weeks ago

    Received the following:
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    From: Notice to Appear [mailto:support.7 @dlapiper.com]
     FW: Notice of appearance in court N#8757-316

    Please Note: appearing in this location is an 80 kB zip file which I have been unable to copy into this message.

    From: Notice to Appear [mailto:support.7 @dlapiper.com]Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 9:23 AMTo: jwc13@newnorth.net

    Subject: Notice of appearance in court N#8757-316

    Notice to Appear,Hereby you are notified that you have beenscheduled to appear for your hearing thatwill take place in the courtof New York in March 22, 2014 at 09:00 am.

    Please bring all documents and witnesses relating to this casewith you to Court on your hearing date.The copy of the court notice is attached to this letter.

    Note: If you do not attend the hearing thejudge may hear the case in your absence.Yours truly,Carol MasonClerk to the Court. ~


    • Anonymous: 3 months, 3 weeks ago

      It tells you to run it, I did not click 'Run' because it is an '.exe' file.
      Is that still ok? ~


      • info: 3 months, 3 weeks ago

        You are safe once you didn't run it. ~


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