Virus Email - Shipping Information for - Details of Shipment
October 15, 2014
The email message below with the subject: "Virus Email: Shipping Information for," has a link to a malicious file that will infect your Windows computer if you open it. The message was designed to trick the recipients into clicking on the link within it, by claiming that they need to click it order to view their shipping package information. But the link will only download a malicious file onto their computers or devices.
Please continue reading below.
The Virus Email Message
Subject: Shipping Information for
Details of shipment
Processed on October 15th 2014
For your information that the item is being shipped to you. We also prepared delivery date to specified address.
Order #: 478787019
Order total: 2247.15 USD
Delivery date: Oct 15 2014.
Please click the button provided below to have more info about your package.
The link in the email message will go to the following website address or location and download the malicious file "Shipping _5180.PDF.scr":
We found the following threats after scanning the malicious file:
The cybercriminals behind these malicious email messages aims are to trick the curious recipients into opening the malicious attachment, which will infect their computers with a virus or Trojan horse.
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 clicked on the link, downloaded and open the malicious file, 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.
For a list of other virus email messages, please click here.
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