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Fake Sage 50 Payroll Email with Virus Attached July 16, 2013

Webroot Security has discovered a fake Sage 50 payroll email with a malicious program called a Trojan horse attached. The email message was designed to trick recipients into believing that they have received their pay slips generated by the Sage 50 Payroll software. The email claims the pay slip attached is a PDF (Adobe Acrobat) document.

Fake Sage 50 Payroll Email with Virus Attached July 16, 2013
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But, the attachment is actually a malicious computer program called a Trojan horse, which will infect your computer if you open it.

A Copy the Fake Sage 50 Payroll Virus/Trojan horse email

Payslip for Tax Week_ Tax Year_2013-2014.pdf--
The attached file is your payslip, produced by Sage 50 Payroll in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format.
To view the payslip you will need Acrobat Reader, available as a free download from http://www.adobe.com/

When we scanned the malicious attachment with different antivirus software, the following threats were detected:

  • Trojan/Win32.Agent
  • Backdoor.Win32.Androm.abrz
  • Win32.Hack.Androm.ab.(kcloud)
  • Trojan.Agent.BH
  • Trj/Agent.JJW

If you receive this email message, please delete it.

If you have already attempted to open the malicious attachment, please do a full scan of your computer with the antivirus software installed on it. Also, you may download and install the trial version of Webroot Secure on your computer and use it to do a full scan of your computer.

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Fake Sage 50 Payroll Email with Virus Attached July 16, 2013