Email Virus Alert - UKMail Group Delivery failure - PKG-2968377
August 7, 2014
The email message below: "Delivery failure: PKG-2968377," 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 the recipients can open the malicious attachment for information about the undelivered package.
Please continue reading below.
The Virus Email Message
From: "UKMail Group" <reports @ukmail.com>
Subject: Delivery failure: PKG-2968377
An urgent service package has come to the local post office. Delivery was rescheduled because our courier was not able to deliver the package [RECEIVER NOT PRESENT].
You can find more information including contact details regarding your package in the attached file.
UK Mail is the UK’s leading independent postal services provider and was the first company to offer services delivered by your postman.Our nationwide, overnight distribution network links with Royal Mail’s postman and postwoman for final delivery, ensuring that we help to support the UK’s universal postal service.
Copyright © 2014 UKMail Group plc
The attachment "PKG-2968377.zip” contains the malicious file "Package details.exe". Note: The attachment name may change, so look out for the same malicious email message with a different attachment name.
We found the following threats after scanning the malicious file:
The cybercriminals behind this 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 “.exe”, 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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