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Virus Email - "Credit Card Transaction Result"

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Virus Email - "Credit Card Transaction Result"

The email message below: "Credit Card Transaction Result," is a fake and has a malicious attachment disguised as a sales receipt report that will infect your computer if you open it. The message was created by cyber-criminals to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment that contains a virus, by claiming that a transaction was made with their credit cards.

The Fake and Virus Email Message

Subject: Credit Card Transaction Result

Attachment: Sales Receipt_Merchant Report_4735649759_pdf.zip

Transaction APPROVED
Merchant Web Site: G.P. LTD
Order Number: 326054311303

--------- ------------- ---------- ----------- --------- ---------

Payment Gateway Order code: 6201989891692972

Payment Gateway Transaction code: 2479560813277048

--------- ------------- ---------- ----------- --------- ---------

Amount: $ 524.49
Brand: VISA
Authorization Code: 085848

Remember the attachment is not a sales receipt report. It is a compressed or Zip file that contains a virus.

The cybercriminals behind the malicious email message aim is to trick the curious recipients into opening the malicious attachment, which will infect their computers with a virus or Trojan horse.

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 cyber-crimes, or steal your personal and financial information.

Now, if you have already opened clicked on the link, downloaded and open the malicious file, 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.

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

For a list of other virus email messages, please click here.

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Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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