HSBC Corporation Payment E-Advice Malicious Email Message
September 12, 2014
November 25, 2013
The fake HSBC Corporation email message below has a malicious computer program attached to it. The email was not sent by HSBC, and the attachment the email is requesting that you view or open, is a malicious computer program called a Trojan horse that will infect your computer if you open it.
Please continue reading below.
Founded in 1865 to finance trade between Asia and the West, today HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations serving some 55 million customers.
The HSBC Corporation Payment E-Advice Malicious Email Message
Upon your request, attached please find payment e-Advice for your reference B2974531.
We maintain strict security standards and procedures to prevent unauthorised access to information about you. HSBC will never contact you by e-mail or otherwise to ask you to validate personal information such as your user ID, password, or account numbers. If you receive such a request, please call our Direct Financial Services hotline.
Please do not reply to this e-mail. Should you wish to contact us, please send your e-mail to commercialbanking @hsbc.com .hk and we will respond to you.
Note: it is important that you do not provide your account or credit card numbers, or convey any confidential information or banking instructions, in your reply mail.
Copyright. HSBC Corporation Limited 2013 All rights reserved.
The aim of this email message is to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment that will infect their computers with a Trojan horse.
The attachment (Paymentadvice.zip) is the malicious program stored in a compress format called Zip. If you decompress or unzip this file, it will display the malicious program “PaymentAdvice.exe". This malicious program will only infect computers running on the Windows operating system.
The attachment name may change to one of the following:
If you have opened the malicious attachment, please use your antivirus software to do a full scan of your computer.
We also recommend that you use the Bitdefender free online scanner to scan your computer for threats. Click here to scan your computer.
The name of the attachment may change, so be careful when opening email attachments. Click here for a list of email attachments you should never open, regardless of where they came from.
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