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Fake and Virus Email - "RAKBANK e-Statement - Inward Remittance"

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Fake and Virus Email - "RAKBANK e-Statement - Inward Remittance"

The email message below: "RAKBANK e-Statement - Inward Remittance," is a fake and contains a malicious file or attachment that will infect your computer with a virus or Trojan horse, if you attempt to open it. The email message was sent by cyber-criminals and NOT by RAKBANK.

The Fake and Virus Email Message

Subject: RAKBANK e-Statement - Inward Remittance

Attachment: eStatement_19-01-2015.zip / eStatement_19-01-2015.vbs

Dear Customer,

Please find attached your RAKBANK Advice. The Advice is in an Adobe Acrobat(.pdf) format which is easy to open on any computer. You can download, save, print and access your Advice at anytime you wish.

Please kindly confirm fund reception into your account.

Please visit RAKBANK website to read the Terms and Conditions related to e-Statements from RAKBANK.

Sincerely,

Online Customer Service

RAKBANK

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

Now, if you have already opened the malicious file, please do a full scan of your computer with the antivirus software installed on it. 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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