"Hearing of Your Case in Court NR" Virus Emails

The email message below: "Hearing of your case in Court NR", has a malicious computer program attached that will infect your Windows computer if you open it. The message was not sent by any Court, tries to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment by claiming that they have been scheduled to appear in court.

Hearing of Your Case in Court NR Virus Emails

One of the "Hearing of your case in Court NR" Virus/Trojan Emails

From: Notice to Appear [support.6@jonesday.com]
Subject: Hearing of your case in Court NR#6976
Attachment: Court_Notice_Jones_Day_Wa#8127.zip

Notice to Appear,

Hereby you are notified that you have been scheduled to appear for your hearing that will take place in the court of Washington in January 9, 2014 at 10:00 am.

Please bring all documents and witnesses relating to this case with you to Court on your hearing date.

The copy of the court notice is attached to this letter.

Please, read it thoroughly.

Note: If you do not attend the hearing the judge may hear the case in your absence.

Yours truly,
Alison Smith
Clerk to the Court.

This malicious email message has an attachment called Court_Notice_Jones_ Day_Washington.zip, which contains the malicious Trojan horse file Court_Notice_Jones_ Day_Washington.exe. Attempts to open the Court_Notice_Jones_ Day_Washington.exe file will infect your computer with a Trojan horse.

When we scanned the file Court_Notice_Jones_ Day_Washington.exe, the following threats were detected:

  • W32/Trojan.FYVU-3852
  • W32/Trojan3.GXT
  • W32/Zbot.FG!tr
  • HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Generic

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 cybercrimes, or steal your personal and financial information.

Now, if you have already opened this malicious attachment (Court_Notice_Jones_ Day_Washington.exe), 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.

Never open an attachment that has a name ending with “.exe”, because these are computer programs that can infect your computer with a virus or some other malware.

Click here for a list of email attachments you should never open, regardless of where they came from.

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April 21, 2015 at 12:35 PM by
"Hearing of Your Case in Court NR" Virus Emails
an anonymous user from: Harlingen, Texas, United States

I got this one today at work 4/21/15. I thought it was legit:

"Dear Antonio,

This is to inform you to appear in the Court on the April 28 for your case hearing.

Please, do not forget to bring all the documents related to the case.

Note: The case will be heard by the judge in your absence if you do not come.

The Court Notice is attached to this email.

Kind regards,

Howard Hastings,

Clerk of Court."


February 15, 2015 at 9:31 PM by
"Hearing of Your Case in Court NR" Virus Emails
an anonymous user from: Rolling Meadows, Illinois, United States

I just received an email I was scared so I dowloaded it and unzipped it but was not able to open it. Am I in big trouble? It said this appearance in Court #00499094

"Dear Betty,

This is to inform you to appear in the Court on the February 24 for your case hearing.

Please, prepare all the documents relating to the case and bring them to Court on the specified date.

Note: The case will be heard by the judge in your absence if you do not come.

You can review complete details of the Court Notice in the attachment.

Yours faithfully,

Marcus Bright,

District Clerk."

What should I do?


February 15, 2015 at 11:31 PM by
"Hearing of Your Case in Court NR" Virus Emails

Do a full scan of your computer with the antivirus software installed on it.

Your computer may have gotten infected a virus.


February 16, 2015 at 9:11 AM by
"Hearing of Your Case in Court NR" Virus Emails
an anonymous user from: Rolling Meadows, Illinois, United States

Was it a scam? I am not used to getting mail like this but this past year I have been harassed by phone and email.


February 16, 2015 at 10:19 AM by
"Hearing of Your Case in Court NR" Virus Emails

It is a virus mail, do open the attachment.


January 8, 2015 at 4:14 AM by
"Hearing of Your Case in Court NR" Virus Emails
an anonymous user from: Wallingford, Connecticut, United States

Thank you for your ALERT notification.

Culprit tried to use the brand of a legal firm(Bryan Cave) and their TM(A Broader Perspective). FOLLOWING PHISHING SCAM IS AS FOLLOWS:

"Pretrial notice Hereby we inform that you are obliged to come as a defendant to Connecticut Appellate Court on February 15th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. for the hearing of your case of illegal software use.

If necessary you have a right to obtain a lawyer for your protection. You are kindly asked to have an identity document with you. Personal appearance is compulsory.

Please find the plaint note with more detailed case information on our site and study it thoroughly.

Court clerk,

Suraj Walls"


October 28, 2014 at 2:43 AM by
"Hearing of Your Case in Court NR" Virus Emails
an anonymous user from: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Oh my God!

I did have this email today but I was not able to see the attachment?

Saw it from my iPhone, would that still be safe that there was no attachment only email from them?

What scarce me I do have some courts going on but I have full knowledge about them.


October 28, 2014 at 7:49 AM by
"Hearing of Your Case in Court NR" Virus Emails

You are okay as long as you did not open any attachment or click on any link.


August 29, 2014 at 11:15 AM by
"Hearing of Your Case in Court NR" Virus Emails
an anonymous user from: Elmhurst, Illinois, United States

I came across a notice (which I deleted) to appear in a court hearing on September 30, 2014 at Springfield, IL, advising me that if I do not appear, the judge will hear the case in my absence. What should I do to protect my interests?


August 29, 2014 at 1:27 PM by
"Hearing of Your Case in Court NR" Virus Emails

It is a scam. Courts do not send these notifications via email message; it is usually done via postal delivery services (snail mail).


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"Hearing of Your Case in Court NR" Virus Emails