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Fake Email with Virus Attached - "Vistaprint VAT Invoice (330142496)"

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Fake Email with Virus Attached - "Vistaprint VAT Invoice (330142496)"

The email message below: "Vistaprint VAT Invoice," is a fake and contains a malicious attachment disguised as a Vistaprint invoice that the recipients of the email message are asked to open. Attempts to open the malicious attachment will result in the recipients' computers getting infected with a virus, spyware, Trojan horse or other malware. So, the recipients of the same email message are advised not to attempt to open the attachment. They should just delete the email message instead.

The Fake VistaPrint Email Messages with a Virus

From: Vistaprint {VistaPrint-cc@vistaprint.com}

Subject: Vistaprint VAT Invoice (330142496)

Attachment: 6Lx7Uuuyr.zip

Invoice Number: 330142496
Invoice Date: 3/30/2015
Delivery Date: 3/30/2015

The Netherlands Payment Date: 3/20/2015
Order Number: nLhs-tNyCT-qMW

The email message contains the following zip file:

  • 6Lx7Uuuyr.zip

Note: the file name will change

The zip file contains the malicious file: 'Invoice_1.exe' that will infect the victims' computers with a virus, Trojan horse, spyware or other malware, if they attempt to open it.

If the recipients' computers have become infected with a malicious Trojan horse, the cybercriminals behind the email messages 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, recipients of the email messages who have already opened the malicious attachment, are advised do a full scan of thier computers with the antivirus software installed on them. 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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