Virus Email Message Alert - Order Confirmation for Prohibition Party
March 29, 2014
The email message below: "Order Confirmation: Prohibition Party," has a virus or Trojan horse attached to it that will infect your Windows computer if you open it. The message was designed to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment, disguised as a Prohibition Party order confirmation.
Please continue reading below.
The Virus Email Message - Order Confirmation - Prohibition Party
Subject: Order Confirmation: Prohibition Party
Ticketporte Order Confirmation
Thank you for purchasing tickets to Prohibition Party on Saturday 15th February 2014. Below is confirmation of your order, please retain this email for future reference:
Prohibition Party Confirmation, Saturday 29th March 2014
Venue: Bloomsbury Ballroom, Bloomsbury Square, New York
Type: General Admission (x2)
Ticket Charge(s): $50.00
Admin Fee: $3.00
Total Charge: $53.00
Ticket Collection: Not required. Please print the attached confirmation PDF and bring it with you to the event.
The attached file “order-6421HjpisjdNagdalj028JfhL.zip” or “file-6781250_scr” is NOT an Adobe PDF document, but a Zip or a compressed file, which contains the Windows malicious executable file “IMG_0612.scr” or “file-6781250_scr”.
Do not open files ending with “.zip” or “.rar”, unless you are expecting these files from someone. Cybercriminals are compressing or adding their viruses to archive files such as Zip (“.zip”) or WinRAR( “.rar”) to make them undetectable or able to bypass your email provider’s virus scanners.
If you open this malicious file, your computer will get infected with a Trojan horse, which the cybercriminals behind this message will be able to use 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 file, please do a full scan of your computer with the antivirus software installed on it.
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Also, click here for a list of email attachments you should never open, regardless of where they came from.
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