The Virus Email Message
Subject: INV634746Q Duplicate Payment Received
I refer to the above invoice for which we received a bacs payment of £689.75 on 10th November 14. Please be advised that we already received payment for this invoice, by bacs on 30th October 2014.
I will therefore arrange a refund, please confirm preferred method, cheque or bacs transfer. If a cheque please confirm the name the cheque should be made out too or if bank transfer, please advise bank details.
If you have any queries regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you .
The email message contains a Microsoft Word document with a name of random numbers. The document contains a set of Macro instructions that will download a malicious file from the following websites:
The malicious Microsoft Word document is dangerous to you if you open it and enable "Macros" or enable content.
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 their computers have become infected with this malicious Trojan horse, the cybercriminals behind this email message will be able to access and take control of their computers remotely from anywhere around the world. They may spy on them, use their computers to commit cybercrimes, or steal their personal and financial information.
Now, if you have already opened the malicious attachment, 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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