Virus Email - Activity Alert - A Check Exceeded Your Requested Alert Limit
July 30, 2014
The email message below: "Activity Alert: A Check Exceeded Your Requested Alert Limit," has a virus or Trojan horse attached to it that will infect your Windows computer if you open it. The message was designed to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment, disguised as an activity alert from the Bank of America. This dangerous email message is a fake and was not sent by the Bank of America.
Please continue reading below.
The Virus Email
From: Bank of America Alert [onlinebanking ealerts.bankofamerica.com]
Subject: Activity Alert: A Check Exceeded Your Requested Alert Limit
A check exceeded your requested alert limit
We're letting you know a check written from your account went over the limit you set for this alert.
For more details please check attached file
Check number: 00000008380
Transaction date: 07/21/2014
You can sign in to Online or Mobile Banking to review this activity. If you don't recognize this transaction, please call us at 1.888.287.4637.
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This is a service email from Bank of America. Please note that you may receive service emails in accordance with your Bank of America service agreements, whether or not you elect to receive promotional email.
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Bank of America Email, 8th Floor-NC1-002-08-25, 101 South Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28255-0001
Bank of America, N.A. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender
2014 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved.
This email was sent to: [your email address]
The attachment "report072114_349578904357.zip" contains the malicious file "report072114_349578904357.exe". We found the following threats after scanning the malicious file:
This email message was not sent by Bank of America, but by cybercriminals, whose aim is to trick the curious recipients into opening the malicious attachment that will infect their computers with a virus or Trojan horse.
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 opened anyone of these malicious attachments, 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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Never open an attachment that has a name ending with ".exe", because these are computer programs that can infect your computer with a virus or some other malware.
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