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Walmart Thanksgiving Fake and Virus Email - "Thank you for your Order"

2014-12-01T22:48:38 -  +
Walmart Thanksgiving Fake and Virus Email - "Thank you for your Order"

The email message below with the subject: "Thank you for your order," which appears as if it was sent by Walmart, 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 below.

The Fake and Virus Email Message

Thank you for your order

This letter is to advise you about the order we have which is addressed to you.

You have 4 days to pick it in any Local Store of Walmart.

Please, follow this link for more information about your order.

Walmart is wishing you Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Store Finder

Local AD

Returns & Exenches

Privacy & Security

Help

Copyright (c) 2014 WalMart | All rights reserved

If you open the malicious file (Walmart_OrderID-148116-*.zip), 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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  • Posted: 2014-12-06T11:25:02 by an anonymous user from or near: Chino Hills, California, United States

    I just got this email on my iphone and clicked on the link because I thought it was from an order that I had placed.

    Can it do something if I've done it from my phone or does it only affect computers with windows?

    delete


    • Posted: 2014-12-06T13:41:20 by info

      Never attempt to open a malicious file from any device.

      Although it currently affects the Windows operating system, cybercriminals can modify it to infect other devices running other operating systems.

      So, install an anti-virus software on your mobile phone and use it to scan your phone.

      delete


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