Bank of America Merrill Lynch-Completion of Request for ACH CashPro-Virus Email
March 21, 2014
The email message below: "Bank of America Merrill Lynch: Completion of request for ACH CashPro," has a virus or Trojan horse attached to it that will infect your Windows computer if you open it. The message was designed to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment, disguised as a secured message from the Bank of America Merrill Lynch. This dangerous email message was not sent by the Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
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The Virus Email Message - Bank of America Merrill Lynch: Completion of request for ACH CashPro
From: Kane Holland <Kane.Holland @baml.com>
Subject: Bank of America Merrill Lynch: Completion of request for ACH CashPro
You have received a secure message from Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Read your secure message by opening the attachment, securedoc.html. You will be prompted to open (view) the file or save (download) it to your computer. For best results, save the file first, then open it in a Web browser.
If you have concerns about the validity of this message, contact the sender directly.
First time users - will need to register after opening the attachment.
Help - https://securemail.bankofamerica.com/websafe/ml/help?topic=RegEnvelope
The attachment "securedoc.zip” contains the malicious file "securedoc.exe". We found the following threats after scanning the malicious file:
- Trojan.Downloader.Agent.ABOR (B)
This email message was not sent by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, but by cybercriminals, whose aim is to trick the curious recipients into opening the malicious attachment that 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 cybercrimes, or steal your personal and financial information.
Now, if you have already opened anyone of these malicious attachments, 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.
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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.
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This virus email message is similar to the Bank of America CashPro Online Digital Certificate Email email message.
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