Virus Email Message - Green Winick Attorneys at Law - Notice to Appear in Court
Aug 19, 2014
Jul 10, 2014
The email message below: "Notice to appear in court No#6022" or "Hearing of your case in Court No#3211," which appears as if it was sent by a law firm with the name: 'Green Winick Attorneys at Law', is a fake and has a link to a virus or Trojan horse that will infect your computer if you click on it. The message was designed to trick the recipients into clicking on the malicious link, which will download a virus onto their computers.
Please continue reading below.
The Fake and Virus Email Message
From: GreenWinick Lawyers [mailto:cliff @westcoastframe.com]
Sent: Thursday, 10 July 2014 3:56 PM
Subject: Notice to appear in court No#6022 or Hearing of your case in Court No#3211
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Notice to Appear,
To view copy of the court notice click here. Please, read it thoroughly. Note: If you do not attend the hearing the judge may hear the case in your absence.
2014 Green Winick, P.L.C. All Rights Reserved.
The file the link will download onto your computer IS NOT a summons to appear in court, but Zip or compressed file ( GreenWinick_Portmore.zip ), which contains a malicious file that will infect your Windows computer if you open it.
Once your computer has become infected with this malicious Trojan horse, the cybercriminals behind this email message will be able 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 clicked on the malicious link, downloaded and installed the malicious file, please do a full scan of your computer with the antivirus software installed on it. The name of the attachment may change, so be careful when opening email attachments.
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