Webster Bank Legal Business Proposal Virus Email
September 9, 2014
January 23, 2014
The email message: "Legal Business Proposal," is a fake and was not sent by Webster Bank. The email message contains a malicious attachment that will infect your computer with a virus or Trojan horse if you open it. The email message attempts to trick the recipient into opening the malicious attachment by claiming that there is a business that is worth $41.7 million USD and the CEO of that business wants him/her to handle it.
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The “Webster Bank Legal Business Proposal” Virus Email
From: Webster Bank <WebsterWeb- LinkNotifications@ WebsterBank.com>
Subject: Legal Business Proposal
I'm Norman Chan Tak-Lam, S.B.S., J.P, Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA).
I have a Business worth $47.1M USD for you to handle with me.
Detailed scheme of business can be seen in the attached file.
This malicious email message has an attachment called "business-info.zip", which contains the malicious Trojan horse file “business-info.exe”. Attempts to open this file will infect your computer with a Trojan horse or virus.
When we scanned the file "business-info.exe", the following threats were detected:
Once your computer has become infected with this malicious Trojan horse, the cyber-criminals 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 cyber-crimes, or steal your personal and financial information.
Now, if you have already opened this malicious attachment “business-info.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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