The email message below: "Payment Confirm from Standard Chartered Bank," is a fake and has a link to a virus or Trojan horse that will infect the recipients' computers if they click on it. The message was designed to trick the recipients into clicking on the malicious link, which will download a virus onto their computers.
The Fake and Virus Email Message
Subject: Payment Confirm from Standard Chartered Bank
Subject: Your beneficiary advice from Standard Chartered branch/subsidiary
We are pleased to attach your beneficiary advice with this email, based on the payment instruction from our customers Invoice Order.
Should you have any enquiry or require assistance, please contact your payer (our customer) at the contact number stated in the attached advice.
Please note that you will need Reader Version 5.1 or above to view your advice. If you do not have the required software, you can download it from the website at
This is a system generated e-mail. Please do not reply to the sender of this e-mail.
Customer Service Manager
Clicking the link in the fake email message will infect your computer with a virus, Trojan horse or some other malware. The name of the malicious file is Reader_View_5.1.rar, which contains the virus BankWireH069K300081108QHKHKG.exe.
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 clicked on the malicious link, downloaded and installed the malicious file or open the attachment in the email message, 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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