Required Vehicles Order 29087BFN - Virus Email Message
September 9, 2014
January 29, 2014
The email message below: "Required Vehicles Order 29087BFN," 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, sent by cyber-criminals, attempts to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment disguised a picture, by claiming that someone from Kenya needs the vehicles in the attached photo.
Please continue reading below.
The Malicious Email Message: Notice to appear in court
From: HTS Consultant [mailto:HTSConsultant @consultant.com]
Sent: 27 January 2014 15:13
Subject: Required Vehicles Order 29087BFN
One of our client from Kenya need the vehicles as attached; please respond with your best price and issue a Proforma Invoice with your bank details for payment and let us know the appropriate time for pick up as we will be making the payment as soon as we receive the Proforma Invoice.
Senior Marketing Manager
Email: HTSConsultant @consultant.com
This malicious email message has an attachment called picture.zip, which contains the malicious Trojan horse file picture.scr. Attempts to open this file will infect your computer with a Trojan horse or virus.
When we scanned the file picture.scr, 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 picture.scr, 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 “.scr”, 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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