The Virus Email Message
Subject: The Payment Slip
Atttachment: Payment Slip IMG-20140711-00112 JPEG image(.jpg).zip
HERE IS THE SCAN OF THE BANK OF AMERICA WIRE TRANSFER SEND TODAY , SEE THE DATE AND HOURE THE FUND WILL BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR BANK. THE AMOUNT WIRE IS $14,500.89.
I LOOK FORWARD YOUR REPLY,
Remember the malicious attachment "Payment Slip IMG-20140711-00112 JPEG image(.jpg).zip" is not an image or a scanned documnet. It is a compressed or Zip file that contains a virus.
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.
If you don’t have antivirus software installed on your computer, please click here for a list of free antivirus software.
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.