You Requested a New Facebook Password Virus Email
January 1, 2014
December 27, 2013
The email message below: "You requested a new Facebook password!", has a malicious computer program attached that will infect your Windows computer if you open it. The message was not sent by any Facebook, tries to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment by claiming that they have received a secured message about a Facebook password request.
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"You Requested a New Facebook Password" Virus Email
Subject: You requested a new Facebook password!
You have received a secure message. You will be prompted to open (view) the file or save
(download) it to your computer. For best results, save the file first, then open it.
Read your secure message by opening the attachment, Facebook-SecureMessage.zip.
Didn't request this change?
If you didn't request a new password, let us know immediately.
This message was sent to [your email address] at your request.
Facebook, Inc., Attention: Department 415, PO Box 10005, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Attachment: Facebook-SecureMessage.zip (10)
This malicious email message has an attachment called Facebook-SecureMessage.zip, which contains the malicious Trojan horse file Facebook-SecureMessage.exe. Attempts to open the Facebook-SecureMessage.exe file will infect your computer with a Trojan horse.
When we scanned the file Facebook-SecureMessage.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.
The attachment name may change to one of the following:
Now, if you have already opened this malicious attachment ( Facebook-SecureMessage.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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