Virus Email Message Alert - Traffic Accident With Your Car
March 31, 2014
The email message below: "Traffic accident with your car," 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 by claiming that the recipients 'hurt' or damaged their car in an accident. It further claims that the recipients should open the attachment to view the accident photos and contact the sender as soon as possible.
Please continue reading below.
The Virus Email Message - Traffic accident with your car
Subject: Traffic accident with your car
You hurt my car on the road. Look at these photos in the attached archive and contact me as soon as possible.
Otherwise you'll get legal action.
+1 750 972-43-15
This email attachment (IMG_0612.zip) is not an archive of photos, but a file that contains the malicious virus or Trojan horse file: "IMG_0612.scr". 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.
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