Virus Email - RE - Credit reference file request.(774863258)
August 28, 2014
August 24, 2014
The email message below with the subject: "RE: Credit reference file request.(774863258)," 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 credit reference file. So, if you receive the same email message, please do not attempt to open the attachment.
Please continue reading below.
The Virus Email Message
Subject: RE: Credit reference file request.(774863258)
You have obtain a copy of your credit reference file.
We're happy to help you with any questions or concerns you may have. Please contact us directly 24/7 .
The attachment "Credit_file_774863258.zip" contains a folder called "Credit reference file" with the malicious file "credit_reference_file.xls .scr" in it.
Note: The attachment name may change.
We found the following threats after scanning the malicious file:
The cybercriminals behind these malicious email messages aims are 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.
If you don’t have antivirus software installed on your computer, please click here for a list of free antivirus software.
Never open an attachment that has a name ending with “.scr”, because these are computer programs that can infect your computer with a virus or some other malware.
Click here for a list of email attachments you should never open, regardless of where they came from.
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