The email message below with the subject: "You have received a new fax," has a malicious attachment disguised as an Adobe PDF document that will infect your Windows 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 they have received a fax from EPSON.
The Virus Email Message
Subject: You have received a new fax
From: INTERNAL FAX
You have received fax from EPSON05217208 at
Scan date: Mon, 1 Dec 2014 15:01:19 -0500
Number of page(s): 99
Resolution: 400x400 DPI
Attached file is scanned image in PDF format
Remember the malicious attachment "fax28173112.pdf" is not a PDF document. 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.
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