Amazon Shipping Confirmation Order - Virus Email Message
June 4, 2014
The email message below: "Shipping Confirmation : Order #002-7385074138-0741853160," contains a very dangerous computer program called a Trojan horse. So, please do not open the attachment for this email message if you receive a copy of it. The message was not sent by Amazon, but cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to to steal your information and money, by attempting to trick you into infecting your computer with malicious computer program.
Please continue reading below.
The Virus Email - Shipping Confirmation : Order
Subject: Shipping Confirmation : Order #002-73850 74138-0741853160
Thank you for shopping with us. We'd like to let you know that Amazon has received your order, and is preparing it for shipment. Your estimated delivery date is below. If you would like to view the status of your order report is attached here.
This email was sent from a notification-only address that cannot accept incoming email. Please do not reply to this message.
The following threats were detected after scanning the attachment:
This email message tries to trick the recipient into opening the malicious attachment, by falsely claiming that the recipient can view his/her Amazon.com order status by opening it.
If your computer is infected with this malicious computer program (Trojan horse), it can be used to spy on you, steal your personal/financial information, or allow cybercriminals to take control of your computer remotely. With remote access to your computer, these criminals can use your computer to commit cybercrimes, which will be traced back to you.
Now, if you have already opened this attachment (order.zip), which contains the malicious Trojan horse or virus(order_id7849273489 2379424872389.exe), please do a full scan of your computer with the antivirus software installed on it.
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