The email message below with the subject: "New Instructions for International and Local Transfers," has a virus or Trojan horse attached to it that will infect your Windows computer if you open it. The message was not sent by Scotiabank and was designed to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment, disguised as Microsoft Word document. So, if you receive the same email message, please do not attempt to open the attachment.
The Virus Email Message
Subject: Scotiabank New Instructions for International and Local Transfers
Attachment: '18 August 2014: New Instructions for International and Local transfers.zip'
Hereby we inform you that starting next Tuesday, August 19 all instructions of local and international transfers that are sent to our institution must be completed by a transfer form specifically allocated for the purpose, which will be replacing the letter instruction tend to complete.
This new document has been implemented to meet international requirements and simultaneously control to make their operations safer.
We take this opportunity to inform you that the operations of International Transfers can be made via our internet platform banking the need to complete these types of forms.
Annex find the forms that apply to transfers in USD and EUR as well as the form used for ACH transfers manuals with some notes to use as a guide to complete. These templates can be saved for you with your details for future use.(See attached file: Outgoing Global.doc Form) (See attached file: Outgoing
JPM.doc Form) (See attached file: Form ACH..doc)
Any questions you have regarding the forms or process, please contact us and we will gladly be attending. Our contact number is 809-381-6530.
We appreciate the opportunity to assist them.
Mallerlyn Bido | Gerente Soporte al Cliente | BSC
Scotiabank | Servicios Banca Empresarial Mallerlyn.bido @scotiabank.com
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The attachment "18 August 2014: New Instructions for International and Local transfers.zip" contains the malicious file "New Instructions for International and Local transfers.exe" in it.
Note: The attachment name may change.
We found the following threats after scanning the malicious file:
The cybercriminals behind these malicious email messages aims are 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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