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.
One of the "Hearing of your case in Court NR" Virus/Trojan Emails
From: Notice to Appear [email@example.com]
Subject: Hearing of your case in Court NR#6976
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.
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:
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.