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Virus and Fake Email - "Currency Rate Change"

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Virus and Fake Email - "Currency Rate Change"

The email message below which speaks about currency exchange rate, has a dangerous attachment that contains a virus or Trojan horse that will infect your computer if you attempt open it. If you have received the same fake and dangerous email message, please delete it.

The Fake and Virus Email Message

Attachment: informed_id_81142_contact.zip

Good day! Please be informed that effective from Monday is altered the currency exchange rate (USD-EUR). The new rate becomes considerably higher, taking into account the existing rate of 0.889.

For Your review is enclosed the document that contains all the details and the proposed behaviour of mentioned currencies for upcoming month. Please mind that document details are confidential and directed for Your consideration only.

If You have any questions feel free to contact me by phone: [removed]. Best regards, Peter [Removed] Associate

The cybercriminals behind the malicious email message aim is to trick the curious recipients into opening the dangerous file, which 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 cyber-crimes, or steal your 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. 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.

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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