The Amos Family Death Notification - Funeral Announcement Virus Email
The “Death notification - Funeral Announcement” Virus Email
Subject: Death notification
The Amos Family
Hereby we want to share your sorrow for your dear friend who passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014.
You are cordially invited to express your sympathy in memory of your friend at a celebration of life service that will be held on Monday, January 13, 2014 at the Ocker Funeral Home, Arkansas.
Please find more detailed information about the memorial service here.
Funeral Home Secretary,
This message was designed to trick the recipients into downloading a malicious file, by claiming that they can click the link in it to find more detailed information about the memorial service.
But, if you click the link, you will be taken to a malicious or compromised website, which uses the “Asprox/Kuluoz botnet” to trigger a download of a file containing a Trojan horse or other malware to your computer. If you open the same file, your computer will become infected with a virus, Trojan horse or some other malware.
If your computer gets infected with a Trojan horse, the cybercriminals behind this malicious 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 the malicious file, please do a full scan of your computer with the antivirus software installed on it.
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