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Fake and Virus NatWest Email Message - "You have a new Secure Message"

2015-01-13T13:56:31 -  +
Fake and Virus NatWest Email Message - "You have a new Secure Message"

The email message below with the subject: "You have a new Secure Message," has a malicious attachment with the name "SecureMessage.pdf.zip" that will infect your computer if you open it. The message was created and sent by cyber-criminals, NOT by NatWest, to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment that contains a virus, by claiming that they have received an secured message from NatWest Customer Support.

Please continue reading below.

The Virus Email Message

From: "NatWest" {secure.message @natwest.com}
Subject: You have a new Secure Message
Attachment: SecureMessage.pdf.zip

You have received a encrypted message from NatWest Customer Support

In order to view the attachment please open it using your email client ( Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, Lotus )

If you have concerns about the validity of this message, please contact the sender directly. For questions please contact the NatWest Bank Secure Email Help Desk at 0131 556 2313.

Remember the malicious attachment "SecureMessage.pdf.zip" is not a PDF documnet. It is a compressed or Zip file that contains the file virus file SecureMessage.pdf.scr.

The cybercriminals behind the malicious email message aim is to trick the curious recipients into opening the malicious attachment, which 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 cyber-crimes, or steal your personal and financial information.

Now, if you have already opened clicked on the link, downloaded and open the malicious file, 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.

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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