A New Fax Has Arrived Virus or Trojan horse Email Message
September 9, 2014
January 11, 2014
The email message: "A new fax has arrived," is a fake and contains a malicious attachment that will infect your computer with a virus or Trojan horse if you open it. The email message will attempt to trick the recipients into believing that they have received a fax, and they can open the attachment to view it.
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The "A New Fax Has Arrived" Virus Email Message
Subject: A new fax has arrived
01/10/2014 02:23:33 CST Transmission Record
Received from remote ID:
Inbound user ID derek, routing code 0
Result: (0/820;0/0) Successful Send
Page record: 1 – 1
Elapsed time: 00:24 on channel 4
This malicious email message has an attachment called IncomingFax.zip, which contains the malicious Trojan horse file IncomingFax.exe. Attempts to open this file will infect your computer with a Trojan horse or virus.
When we scanned the file IncomingFax.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 IncomingFax.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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