Virus Email Message - "Important - New Outlook Settings"
January 4, 2015
October 16, 2014
The email message below with the subject: "New Outlook Settings," has a malicious attachment with the name "OutlookSettings.zip" that will infect your Windows computer if you open it. The message was created by cyber-criminals to trick the recipients into opening their malicious attachment that contains a virus, by claiming that they need to do so in order to update their Microsoft Outlook email settings.
Please continue reading below.
The Virus Email Message
Important - New Outlook Settings
Please carefully read the downloaded instructions before updating settings.
This e-mail and / or any attachment(s) is intended solely for the above-mentioned recipient(s) and it may contain confidential or privileged information. If you have received it in error, please notify us immediately at 1 and delete the e-mail. You must not copy it, distribute it, disclose it or take any action in reliance on it.
From: Undisclosed Recipients
Subject: Important - New Outlook Settings
Please carefully read the attached instructions before updating settings.
This file either contains encrypted master password, used to encrypt other files. Key archival has been implemented, in order to decrypt the file please use the following password: PaSdIaoQ
This e-mail and / or any attachment(s) is intended solely for the above-mentioned recipient(s) and it may contain confidential or privileged information. If you have received it in error, please notify us immediately at helpdesk @victimdomain and delete the e-mail. You must not copy it, distribute it, disclose it or take any action in reliance on it.
The cybercriminals behind the malicious email message aim is 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 cyber-crimes, 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.
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