Payment Made As Per Outstanding Invoice - Virus Email Message
June 23, 2014
The email message below: "Payment Made As Per Outstanding Invoice," 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 JK Enterprises. It was instead, designed and sent by cyber-criminals to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment, disguised a payment receipt with the name 'Payment Copy.rar', by claiming that the recipients need to confirm outstanding payment.
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The Virus Email Message - Payment Made As Per Outstanding Invoice
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. 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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Also, click here for a list of email attachments you should never open, regardless of where they came from.
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