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Memorial Day Philanthropic, Benevolent or Charitable Lottery Ticket Virus Emails

2014-05-29T10:09:31 -  +
Memorial Day Philanthropic, Benevolent or Charitable Lottery Ticket Virus Emails

Watch out for fake and malicious Memorial Day lottery ticket or coupon email messages, which claim that a Memorial Day lottery will held soon or on a particular day, and you should open the attached file to view your coupon or ticket. The attached file that the email messages are claiming that you should open, is a virus or Trojan horse that will infect your computer if you open it.

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The Memorial Day Lottery Virus Email Messages

Subject: Memorial Day - philanthropic lottery
Attachment: Ticket_lottery.pdf.zip

Hello!

The 20th annual charitable Memorial Day lottery will be held on Wednesday, 22:00. Check out your coupon in the attached ZIP.

Very truly yours
US Department of Veterans Affairs


Subject: Memorial Day - benevolent lottery

Good evening!

The 23th annual philanthropic Memorial Day lottery will be held on Tu, 16:55.Verify your coupon in the attached ZIP.

Faithfully yours
Committee of Veterans Affairs


Subject: Memorial Day - charitable lottery

Good morning, Wm!

The 33th annual benevolent Memorial Day lottery will be held on Tuesday, 18:00.
Verify your coupon in the attached ZIP.

Regards
US Department of Veterans Affairs

The email attachment "Ticket_lottery.pdf.zip” is not a coupon or ticket, but a file that that contains the malicious file or virus “Ticket_lottery.pdf.scr” or "Ticket_lot.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.

For a list of other virus email messages, please click here.

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