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Beware of HSBC Bank Virus Email - "Payment Advice Ref: 1[HSBC 017826373TT] / Credits / Customer"

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Beware of  HSBC Bank Virus Email - "Payment Advice Ref: 1[HSBC 017826373TT] / Credits / Customer"

The email message below with the subject: "Payment Advice Ref: 1[HSBC 017826373TT] / credits / Customer Ref:[PO925110]," has a malicious attachment disguised as a payment advice, that will infect the recipients' computers, if they attempt open it. The fake and malicious email was sent by cyber-criminals and was not sent by HSBC Bank. The cybercriminals' aim behind the malicious email message is to infect the recipients' computers with a Trojan horse, which will allow them to spy on and steal their victims' personal and financial information. Recipients of the email message are asked to delete it and do not follow the instructions in it.

The Fake and Malicious HSBC Bank Payment Advice Email

From: spourbozorgi@ databank.com.au
Sent: Mon 7/11/16 1:34 AM
Attachments: Payment_advice_000176 365411356724524.zip
Subject: Payment Advice Ref: 1[HSBC 017826373TT] / credits / Customer Ref:[PO925110]?‏

Dear Sir/Madam,

Please find attached a remittance advice with details of your invoice payment(s).

Regards

Yours faithfully,

Maria Luis

Int'l Payments and Cash Management

Accounts Payable

HSBC

Now, recipients of the email message who have already clicked on the link, downloaded and opened the malicious file, are advised do a full scan of their computers with the antivirus software installed on them. Recipients who don’t have antivirus software installed on your computer should click here for a list of free antivirus software that they can use.

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

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