Virus Email Message Alert - Important Banking Account Security Warning

Virus Email Message Alert - Important Banking Account Security Warning

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The email message below: "Important Banking Account Security Warning," has a virus or Trojan horse attached to it that will infect your Windows computer if you open it. The message is a fake and was not by sent by your bank. It was instead, designed to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment by claiming that there were attempts to fraudulently take money from their accounts, and they should use the emergency instructions given in the attachment.

The Virus Email Message - Important Banking Account Security Warning

Subject:  Important: banking security warning or Banking account security warning
Attachment:  document 778-1.zip
Dear Sir or Madam,

The security system of your bank has just registered a rascally attempt to 99 off your credit card.

Due to the fact that the safety of your assets could have been stolen we strongly recommend you to use the emergency instructions given in the attachments.

To protect users from attacks and fraudulent activities performed from within the banking system itself we need client's permission to take the required actions in order to protect your account. Otherwise your service will be temporarily suspended and will be available after visiting a local office.

All the necessary information is attached to the email.

Truly yours,
PCI DSS Chief officer
K. Cooper

Dear Sir or Madam,
Banking security has just registered a rascally attempt to 99 off your credit card.in view of the fact that the safety of your assets could have been....

This email attachment (document 778-1.zip) is not a document, but a file that contains the malicious virus or Trojan horse file: document 778-1.exe. So, please do not attempt open it.

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.

If you don’t have antivirus software installed on your computer, please click here for a list of free antivirus software. For a list of other virus email messages, please click here.

Also, click here for a list of email attachments you should never open, regardless of where they came from.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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Virus Email Message Alert - Important Banking Account Security Warning