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Virus Email - "CHRISTMAS OFFERS.docx"

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Virus Email - "CHRISTMAS OFFERS.docx"

The email message below with the subject: "CHRISTMAS OFFERS.docx," has malicious Microsoft Word document attached to it that will infect your computer if you open it. The message is a fake and was designed to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment. So, if you have received the same email message, please do not attempt to open the attachment.

The Virus Email Message

From: Jayne [mailto:Jayne@route2fitness.co.uk]
Sent: 23 December 2014 10:03
Subject: CHRISTMAS OFFERS.docx

The email message body is empty, but it contains the malicious Microsoft Word document (CHRISTMAS OFFERS.docx) that is dangerous to you if you open it and enable "Macros" or "Enable content". Never open Microsoft Office documents and enable Macros or "Content" unless you were expecting the email message from someone.

The cybercriminals behind these malicious email messages aims are to trick the curious recipients into opening the malicious attachment, which will infect their computers with a virus or Trojan horse.

Once their computers have become infected with this malicious Trojan horse, the cybercriminals behind this email message will be able to access and take control of their computers remotely from anywhere around the world. They may spy on them, use their computers to commit cybercrimes, or steal their personal and financial information.

Now, if you have already opened the malicious attachment, 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.

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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