Message from Your Attorney - Virus or Trojan Email Message
April 1, 2014
The email message below: "message from your attorney," 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 neighbor. It was instead designed and sent by cybercriminals to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment, by claiming that the recipients' neighbors got a message from their attorneys and they should open the attachment to view the message.
Please continue reading below.
The Virus Email Message - message from your attorney
Subject: message from your attorney
Attachment: please call me back asap.zip
This is your neighbor writing here.today your attorney popped you, but you were out, so he left a message for you. I have attached the file in this email, so you can open and check everything you need. Your attorney told me it is quite urgent and as soon as you check this message you should call him back.
If something is not clear, you can find the cell phone number of your attorney into the file, so you can dial it at once
Have a good night!
This email attachment “please call me back asap.zip” is not a document or a message, but a file that that contains the malicious file “please call me back asap.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.
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