Bank of America Alert - Online Banking Security Measures - Virus Email
Feb 5, 2014
The email message below: "Bank of America - Irregular Account Activity", has a virus or Trojan horse attached to it that will infect your computer if you open it. The message was designed to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment, disguised as some form, by claiming that their Bank of America online banking account has been temporarily locked because of a number of failed attempts to sign into it.
Please continue reading below.
The Bank of America Alert Virus Email Message
Subject: Bank of America Alert: Online Banking Security Measures
Attachment: Bank_of_America_Alert_[your name]_ID-CB8E7D356A.zip
Bank of America - Irregular Account Activity
Your online security is important to us. That is why we are committed to safeguarding your personal information to keep it secure and confidential.
We detected irregular activity on your Bank of America online on 05/02/2014. For your protection, online banking has been locked because the number of attempts to sign in exceeded the number allowed.
We are sorry to inform you that your online account has been temporarily locked after too many unsuccessful login attempts was made.
Unfortunately, if we do not hear from you, certain limitations may be placed on your account.
To strengthen the security measures protecting your account, we have added additional security. will review and verify the activity on your account with you and take necessary steps to protect your account from fraud.
Please find attached file above, download the above secure form, and follow the instruction on your screen All transactions are backed by our Online Banking Security Guarantee.
Bank of America, N.A. Member FDIC.
2014 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved.
The attachment is not a form, but Zip or compressed file, which contains a Windows malicious executable file (*.exe) with the name the name:
“Bank of America Alert_User_ID_458963495 26345982635962347596239 45697326589364953945.pdf.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.
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This Bank of America virus email message is similar to this one: Bank of America Statement Expenses.
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