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Virus Email - "Re - FW - Passenger info - Flight_Info.zip"

2015-04-17T00:20:07  +
Virus Email - "Re - FW - Passenger info - Flight_Info.zip"

The email message below with the subject: "Re: FW: Passenger info," 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 Adobe Acrobat(PDF) document. So, if you receive the same email message, please do not attempt to open the attachment.


The Virus Email Message

Subject: Re: FW: Passenger info
Atttachment: Flight_Info.zip


I assume using your passport data alone in the attachment is enough.

Please let me know of I need to enter another form of ID.

Thanks, Alta
Alta Mcintosh
Austin White Lime Company

The attachment "Flight_Info.zip" contains the malicious file "Flight_Info.pdf.scr".

Note: The attachment name may change.

We found the following threats after scanning the malicious file:

  • Inject2.ASZX
  • Trojan.Win32.Generic.pak!cobra
  • Trojan.GenericKD.1823878
  • Trojan/Win32.FakeMS
  • TR/Crypt.EPACK.22780
  • Trojan.GenericKD.1823878
  • Trojan.DownLoad3.32784
  • Win32/Injector.BKSD
  • Trojan.GenericKD.1823878

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.

If you don’t have antivirus software installed on your computer, please click here for a list of free antivirus software.

Never open an attachment that has a name ending with “.scr”, because these are computer programs that can infect your computer with a virus or some other malware.

Click here for a list of email attachments you should never open, regardless of where they came from.

For a list of other virus email messages, please click here.

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