Virus Email Message - The CDS Group of Companies Invoice - 168027
April 12, 2014
The email message below: "CDS Invoice: 168027," 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 The CDS Group of Companies. It was instead designed and sent by cybercriminals to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment, by claiming that the recipients should find their invoice number attached.
Please continue reading below.
The Virus Email Message - The CDS Group of Companies CDS Invoice: 168027
From: "accounts @cdsgroup.co.uk" <accounts @cdsgroup.co.uk>
Subject: CDS Invoice: 168027
+44 (0) 20 8752 8040
email: enquiries @cdsgroup.co.uk
Please find attached your invoice number 168027
If you have any queries with this invoice, please email us at accounts @cdsgroup.co.uk or call us on 020 8752 8040
For and on behalf of
The CDS Group of Companies
Crawfords of London | CrawfordsDelivery Services | Media Express | CDS International
Passenger Car Services Same Day UK Couriers TV Support Units Overnight & International
The email attachment “CDS_INVOICE_168027.PDF.zip” is not a document or letter, but a file that that contains the malicious file or virus “CDS_INVOICE_168027.PDF.exe”.
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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