E-shop Virus Email - "Details of your order from Best Buy"
December 18, 2014
The email message below: "Details of your order from Best Buy," is a fake and has a malicious attachment disguised as an Order Detail letter that will infect your computer if you open it. The message was created by cyber-criminals to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment that contains a virus, by claiming that E-shop Best Buy has received an order addressed to the recipients which has to be confirmed by them within 4 days.
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The Fake and Virus E-shop Best Buy Email Message
Subject: Acknowledgment of Order, Details of your order from Best Buy, Thank you for buying from Best, Order Status or Thank you for your order
E-shop Best Buy has received an order addressed to you which has to be confirmed by the recipient within 4 days.
Upon confirmation you may pick it in any nearest store of Best Buy.
Detailed order information is attached to the letter.
Wishing you Happy Thanksgiving!
Remember the attachment (BestBuy_Order_ID_0408070MN.zip) is not an Order Detail letter, It is instead, a compressed or Zip file that contains a virus (BestBuy_Order.exe).
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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