Virus Email - Thank You For Using Our Services - Your Order Will Be Shipped
August 28, 2014
The email message below: "Thank you for using our services - Your order #68474839976 will be shipped on 31.08.2014," is a fake and 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, by claiming that they should open the attachment for information about their purchases. So, if you receive the same email message, please do not attempt to open the attachment.
Please continue reading below.
The Virus Email Message
Thank you for using our services!
Your order #68474839976 will be shipped on 31.08.2014.
Date: August 27, 2014. 11:58am
Payment method: Wire transfer
Transaction number: C9FBB22E241CA76D
Please find the detailed information on your purchase in the attached file
The attachment "order_2014-08-27_11-09 -05_68474839976.zip" contains the malicious file " sale_2014-08-27_10-55-18_4664438959.dat" and also a BAT file, which is a file with a set of Microsoft Windows operating system commands or instructions that will be carried out if it is clicked on.
Note: The attachment name may change.
We found the following threats after scanning the malicious file:
The cybercriminals behind these malicious email message 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 “.bat”, because these files contain Microsoft Windows operating system commands or instructions that can be used to download, install viruses and malware onto your computer.
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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