Fake and Virus Thanksgiving Day Target Email - Thank you for buying from Target.com
November 29, 2014
The email message below with the subject: "Acceptance of Order," "Details of your order from Target.com" or "Thank you for buying from Target.com" has a link that goes to a malicious website that will download a malicious file onto your computer. The malicious file will infect your Windows computer if you open it. The fake and malicious message was created by cyber-criminals to trick the recipients into clicking on the link by claiming that they need to do so in order to view the order that they have made.
Please continue reading below.
The Fake and Virus Email Message
Subject: Acceptance of Order, Details of your order from Target.com, Thank you for buying from Target.com
As Thanksgiving nears we want to advise you that our online shop has an order addressed to you.
You may pick it in any store of Target.com closest to you within four days.
Please, open the link for full order information.
If you open the malicious file, your computer will become infected with a Trojan horse. Once your computer has become infected with the malicious Trojan horse, the cybercriminals behind the 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.
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