Virus Email Message - Successful Payment - Purchase_invoice.doc.zip
April 16, 2014
The email message below with the subject: "Successful Payment," 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 created and sent by cybercriminals to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment (Purchase_invoice.doc.zip), by falsely claiming that they have ordered or purchased something and you can view the attached report order.
Please continue reading below.
The Virus Email Message - Successful Payment - Purchase_invoice.doc
Subject: Successful Payment
Good afternoon! Thank you for your purchase!
Your report order will be sent by email usually within 24 hours, as long as we have received all of the requested information.
Amount: $340.19 USD
Payment method is: Paypal.
*****Purchase invoice is in the attached ZIP-archive.*****
Any questions? Send an email for more information or help.
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The email attachment “Purchase_invoice.doc.zip” is not a document or a report, but a file that that contains the malicious file or virus “Purchase_invoice.doc.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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