The email message below: "Important notification for a Visa / MasterCard holder!", is a fake and contains a malicious attachment that will infect your computer with a virus or Trojan horse if you open it. The email message, sent by cyber-criminals, attempts to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment by claiming that the recipients’ Visa/Master debit cards have been temporarily blocked and they need to complete the attached document.
The Malicious Visa / MasterCard Email Message
From: "Visa / MasterCard"
Subject: ATTN: Important notification for a Visa / MasterCard holder!
Important notification for a Visa / Mastercard holder!
Dear contactus, Your Bank debit card has been temporarily blocked
We've detected unusual activity on your Bank debit card . Your debit card has been temporarily blocked, please fill document in attachment and contact us
This malicious email message has an attachment called contactus_Account_Report _F7A6D67B08.zip, which contains the malicious Trojan horse file:
PDF_Account_Details_User_ 543857394652798346597 45698723598649875623 47985732 80945-4353452345-324532 45324532-45.pdf.exe
Attempts to open this file will infect your computer with a Trojan horse or virus.
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 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.
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.