The Malicious Email: Someone you’re acquainted with has just sent you a photo
Subject: Someone you’re acquainted with has just sent you a photo
Someone you’re acquainted with has just sent you a picture in WhatsApp. Open attachments to look it up.
This email attachment, " images782.zip ", contains the virus file " images782.exe". This is the file that will infect your computer if you open it. This file name may change.
Very importantly, the attachment looks like a Microsoft Word, which will trick a lot of persons into clicking on it.
So, because the file looks like a Microsoft Word document, it doesn’t mean that it is.
When we scanned this file, the following threats were detected:
Once your computer has become infected with this malicious Trojan horse, 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 the malicious “images782.exe”, please do a full scan of your computer with the antivirus software installed on it.
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.
For a list of email attachments that you should not open, please click here.