The email messages below: "Eviction Notification" and "Notice to Quit", have a virus or Trojan horse attached to them that will infect your computer if you open them. The messages were designed to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachments, disguised as lawsuit letters or eviction notices, by claiming that they were evicted."
The malicious email messages
From: Eviction Notification [support.7 @riduscourt.com]
Subject: Urgent eviction notification No2621
Please be advised that you are obliged to vacate the living space you occupy until March 28, 2014, 11 a.m. If you do not vacate it in the specified terms, the court will have to assign the forcible eviction for April 26, 2014, 11 a.m.
If nobody is home we will not be responsible for safe keeping of your belongings.
Besides, if you fail to comply with the requirements of the court bailiff you will be fined for up to 200 minimum wage amounts with a subsequent doubling of the penalty amount and can be made criminally or administratively liable.
The details of the circumstances that caused the judicial decision of eviction are attached herewith.
From: Notice To Quit [service_notice @mnduscourt.com]
Subject: Notice to quit No5759
Notice to quit,
Hereby you are informed you have to quit the premises you hold until
March, 21, 2014.
If you stay in the currently occupied premises for a longer period of time, you will be assigned by court for forced eviction scheduled for April 5, 2014.
If court executives do not find you at home on the specified date, the court will disclaim any responsibility for safe keeping of your property left in the premises.
Whether you fail to fulfill the requirements of the court you might be held liable to a fine equal to 100 minimum wage amounts.
The adjudication details can be found attached to this notice.
Bailiff of the court,
From: Eviction Notice [support.7 @perkinscoie.com]
Subject: Notice to quit No8116
Hereby you are notified that you have to move to another location from the currently occupied premises within the next three weeks.
Please find the lawsuit details attached to this letter.
If you do not move within this period of time, we will have no other alternative than to have you physically removed from the property per order of the Judge.
If we can be of any assistance to you during your relocation, please feel free to contact us any time.
The attachments are not eviction notices or lawsuit letters, but Zip or compressed files, which contain the Windows malicious executable files (*.exe).
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 cybercrimes, or steal your personal and financial information.
Now, if you have already opened anyone of these malicious attachments, 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.
If you don’t have antivirus software installed on your computer, please click here for a list of free antivirus software.
Never open an attachment that has a name ending with “.exe”, because these are computer programs that can infect your computer with a virus or some other malware.
Click here for a list of email attachments you should never open, regardless of where they came from.
For a list of other virus email messages, please click here.
These fake email messages are similar to the Pretrial Notice - Legal Notice - Warrant to Appear In Court email messages.
Look out for similar court email messages that may have been reworded.