Fake and Virus Email - "UK Fuels E-Bill"
January 14, 2015
January 6, 2015
The fake email message below with the subject: "UK Fuels E-bill," has malicious Microsoft Word document attached to it that will infect your computer if you open it. The message is a fake and was designed to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment. So, if you have received the same email message, please do not attempt to open the attachment.
Please continue reading below.
The Virus Email Message
Subject: UK Fuels E-bill
Customer No : 35056
Email address : [email address removed]
Attached file name : 35056_49_2014.doc
Please find attached your invoice for Week 49 2014.
In order to open the attached DOC file you will need the software Microsoft Office Word.
If you have any queries regarding your e-bill you can contact us at
[email address removed]
UK Fuels Ltd
The email message contains the malicious Microsoft Word document (35056_49_2014.doc) that is dangerous to you if you open it and enable "Macros" or "Enable content". Never open Microsoft Office documents and enable Macros or "Content" unless you were expecting the email message from someone.
The cybercriminals behind these malicious email messages aims are 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 cybercrimes, or steal their personal and financial information.
Now, if you have already opened the malicious attachment, 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.
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