FedEx Virus Email - Package for You Verify Your Identity Now
January 1, 2014
December 12, 2013
The fake FedEx email message below: "Shipping Confirmation - Package for you", which claims that some information is missing to complete your delivery is malicious. The email message has a link that will take you to fake malicious FedEx website, with the intention of tricking you into downloading a malicious computer program called a Trojan horse.
Please continue reading below.
The FedEx Virus Email Message
From: FedEx UK
Subject: Package for you
We have a package for you!
Unfortunately some important information is missing to complete the delivery.
Please follow the link to verify your identity: verify your identity now!
You have 24 hours to compleate the verification! Otherwise the package will be returned to sender!
Order confirmation number: 4397379846490
Order date: 03/12/2013a
Thank you for choosing FedEx.
This message has been sent by an auto responder system. Please do not reply to this message.
The content of this message is protected by copyright and trademark laws under U.S. and international law.
This email message was not sent by FedEx and the link in it will take you to the following fake FedEx website:
This fake website will ask you to download the FedEx Verification Manager. But, this FedEx Verification Manager is malicious computer program called a Trojan horse. The name of the malicious file is FVM_manager.exe.
A Trojan horse can be used to spy on you, steal your personal/financial information, or allow cybercriminals to take control of your computer remotely. With remote access to your computer, these criminals can use your computer to commit cybercrimes, which will be traced back to you.
When we scan the malicious file (FVM_manager.exe), we found the following threats:
Now, if you have already visited this website and think your computer is infected, please do a full scan of your computer with the antivirus software installed on it.
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