The fake email message below with the subject: "HM Courts & Tribunals Service Worker’s Compensation Appeal," has a malicious Zip or compressed file, which contains a virus or Trojan horse that will infect the recipients' Windows computer. The message was designed to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment. So, if you receive the same email message, please do not attempt to open the attachment.
The Virus Email Message
Subject: HMC&TS Worker's Compensation Summons
Attachment: Copy68789.zip or Copy28282_5372.zip
Worker's Compensation Appeal Tribunal
Decision # 952
Board Direction To Rehear Decision #648
Claim No.: 0448=6388
Date of Original Notice of Appeal: June 1, 2014
Date Received at The Tribunal: June 26, 2014
Date of Board Direction to Rehear: August 2, 2014
Received: August 17, 2014
Date of Documentary Review by Appeal Committee: August 28, 2014
Date of Decision: September 2, 2014
To Whom It May Concern,
Your Company (named Respondent)
Appears to be in default because of its failure to follow with the Administrative Law Judge's Preliminary hearing Order without sufficient cause, and such default by Respondent constitutes an admittance of all facts alleged in the Complaint and a waiver of Respondent's opportunity to contest such factual allegations.
Respondent violated the section 9(6), paragraph B13(1) of the
Jobseekers Act 1995.
We recommend you to view a scanned copy of original Complaint at Tribunal in attached file.
Commitee Chair: E. Marsh
Member Representative of Employers: C. Hahn
Member Representative of Workers: W.C. Becker
West London County Court
West London Courthouse
181 Talgarth Road
There are other versions of the malicious email with the following subjects:
- HMC&TS Worker’s Compensation Appeal
- HM C&TS Worker’s Summons
- HM Courts & Tribunals Service Compensation Summons
- HM C&TS Worker’s Appeal
- HMCTS Worker’s Compensation Summons
- HMCTS Compensation Appeal
- HM Courts & Tribunals Service Compensation Appeal
- Worker’s Compensation Summons
- HM Courts & Tribunals Service Summons
- HM Courts & Tribunals Service
- HM Courts & Tribunals Service Worker’s Compensation Appeal
- HM Courts & Tribunals Service Appeal
The email attachment "Copy68789.zip" or "Copy28282_5372.zip" contains the malicious file: "Copy of original Complaint at Tribunal.docx.exe" or "Original Complaint at Tribunal.doc .exe", which contains a virus or Trojan horse.
If the malicious file is opened, it will infect the recipients' Microsoft Windows computers.
Once their computers have become infected with this malicious Trojan horse, the cybercriminals behind this email message will be able to access and take control of their computers remotely from anywhere around the world. They may spy on them, use their computers to commit cybercrimes, or steal their personal and financial information.
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