So, if you have received the same email message, please do not attempt to open the attachment.
The Virus Email Message
Subject: Cancelled Automated Clearing House Transfer. Case N 867707
Attachment: ACH transaction 2486.doc
The ACH transaction (ID: 613018254), recently initiated from your online bank account, was aborted by the Electronic Payments Association.
ACH file Case ID359364
Transaction Amount3178.73 USD
Sender e-mail[your email address]
Reason for rejection See attached word document
Please click the statement provided with this email to view more info about this issue.
The malicious Microsoft Word document (ACH transaction 2486.doc) 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 cyber crimes, 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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