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Payment Advice - ACH Credits - Customer Ref - Virus Email Message

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Payment Advice - ACH Credits - Customer Ref - Virus Email Message

The email message below: "Payment Advice - Advice Ref:[GB452325390362] / ACH credits / Customer Ref:[pay run 14/11/13]", 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, sent by cyber-criminals, will attempt to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment by claiming that the recipients were issued a payment advice.

The Malicious Email Message: TNT UK Limited - Package Tracking

Subject: Payment Advice - Advice Ref:[GB452325390362] / ACH credits / Customer Ref:[pay run 14/11/13]

HSBC Advising Service <advising.service.2526202.87098.68884118 @mail.hsbcnet.hsbc.com>

Dear Sir/Madam,

The attached payment advice is issued at the request of our customer. The advice is for your reference only.

Yours faithfully,
Global Payments and Cash Management

HSBC


Kerio Detected and Removed the virus Attachment

Kerio Control email scanner found a virus in the following attachment:
Name: PaymentAdvice.zip, PaymentAdvice.exe
Content type: application/zip
Threat: Sophos verdict: Mal/BredoZp-B
The attachment has been removed

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 PaymentAdvice.zip, 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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