Fake and Virus Email - "RAKBANK e-Statement - Inward Remittance"
January 20, 2015
The email message below: "RAKBANK e-Statement - Inward Remittance," is a fake and contains a malicious file or attachment that will infect your computer with a virus or Trojan horse, if you attempt to open it. The email message was sent by cyber-criminals and NOT by RAKBANK.
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The Fake and Virus Email Message
Subject: RAKBANK e-Statement - Inward Remittance
Attachment: eStatement_19-01-2015.zip / eStatement_19-01-2015.vbs
Please find attached your RAKBANK Advice. The Advice is in an Adobe Acrobat(.pdf) format which is easy to open on any computer. You can download, save, print and access your Advice at anytime you wish.
Please kindly confirm fund reception into your account.
Please visit RAKBANK website to read the Terms and Conditions related to e-Statements from RAKBANK.
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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 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 cyber-crimes, or steal their personal and financial information.
Now, if you have already opened the malicious file, please do a full scan of your computer with the antivirus software installed on it. If you don’t have antivirus software installed on your computer, please click here for a list of free antivirus software.
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