The "Payment Made As Per Outstanding Invoice" Virus Email
From: JK Enterprises [mailto:accounts @jkenterprises.com]
Sent: 17 June 2014 09:18 PM
Subject: Payment Made As Per Outstanding Invoice
Attachment: Payment Copy.rar
We have made TT transfer as per outstanding payment. please confirm receipt of attached copy and confirm to us. Our company email has problem hence
We sent you the copy with our other company email.
The email attachment “Payment Copy.rar” is not a payment receipt, but a file that that contains the malicious file or virus “Payment Copy.rar.exe” or "Payment Copy.exe".
Do not open files ending with “.zip” or “.rar”, unless you are expecting these files from someone. Cyber criminals 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 cyber crimes, 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.
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