Virus Email - Enjoy Your AT&T $20 Starbucks Card eGift
October 9, 2014
The fake and malicious email message below with the subject: "Enjoy your Starbucks Card eGift," has a link to a compromised website hosting malware. The email message was not sent by AT&T or Starbucks, but by cyber-criminals, whose aims are to trick the recipients into clicking on the link within it, by claiming that they have received a free $20 Starbucks eGift Card from AT&T.
Please continue reading below.
The Fake and Malicious Email Message
Subject: Enjoy your Starbucks Card eGift
* STARBUCKS *
Starbucks Coffee Company
Enjoy your Starbucks Card eGift
AT&T has sent you a $20* Starbucks Card eGift. While you think of your next favorite beverage to enjoy, take a look at your gift and how it works.
Enjoing your eGift is easy. Just print it out and bring it into any participating Sturbucks store.
Your Card Security Code: 4405 3807
Print Your Gift
© 2014 Starbucks Corporation. All rights reserved.
If the recipients click on the malicious link or button in the email message, they will be taken to a compromised website hosting malicious programs or software, where the recipients will be ask to download and open malicious files.
Note: the cyber-criminals behind this malicious email message may change the name of the file and website.
Now, if you have already clicked on the link in the malicious email message, downloaded and opened the malicious file, please do a full scan of your computer with the antivirus software installed on it.
Because, once your computer has become infected with the 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.
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