The email message below with the subject: "Protesto-CH-Bradesco -000234395853.zip (19407)," 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, disguised as a check or cheque from the Brazilian bank Bradesco. So, if you receive the same email message, please do not attempt to open the attachment.
The Virus Email Message
Subject: Protesto-CH-Bradesco -000234395853.zip (19407)
Attachment: Protesto-CH-Bradesco-0002 349777600000000000053.zip
Em nosso sistema foi protestado um chequ de vossa senhoria, pelo banco Bradesco.
segue em Anexo uma copia do cheque protestado
Gerente de Protestos - Serasa Experian
The email attachment "Protesto-CH-Bradesco-0002 349777600000000000053.zip" contains the malicious file: Protesto-CH-Bradesco-0002 349777600000000000053.com, 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.
Now, if you have already downloaded a file from the malicious website, please do a full scan of your computer with the antivirus software installed on it.
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