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Virus Email Message - Green Winick Attorneys at Law - Notice to Appear in Court

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Virus Email Message - Green Winick Attorneys at Law - Notice to Appear in Court

The email message below: "Notice to appear in court No#6022" or "Hearing of your case in Court No#3211," which appears as if it was sent by a law firm with the name: 'Green Winick Attorneys at Law', is a fake and has a link to a virus or Trojan horse that will infect your computer if you click on it. The message was designed to trick the recipients into clicking on the malicious link, which will download a virus onto their computers.

The Fake and Virus Email Message

From: GreenWinick Lawyers [mailto:cliff @westcoastframe.com]
Sent: Thursday, 10 July 2014 3:56 PM
Subject: Notice to appear in court No#6022 or Hearing of your case in Court No#3211

Green Winick
ATTORNEYS AT LAW

Notice to Appear,

To view copy of the court notice click here. Please, read it thoroughly. Note: If you do not attend the hearing the judge may hear the case in your absence.

2014 Green Winick, P.L.C. All Rights Reserved.

The file the link will download onto your computer IS NOT a summons to appear in court, but Zip or compressed file ( GreenWinick_Portmore.zip ), which contains a malicious file that will infect your Windows computer if you open it.

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 clicked on the malicious link, downloaded and installed 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.

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

The fake email message is similar to the following:

Look out for similar court email messages that may have been reworded.

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