The email message below: "First NetBank Third Party Payment," which appears as if it came from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, stating a transfer to third party accounts has been successful from the recipients' accounts, is a fake and malicious email message. The email message was sent by cyber-criminals and not by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Also, the attachment, the instruction in the email message is asking the recipients to open, contains malware that will infect the recipients' computers if they attempt to open it.
The malware might steal sensitive information such as banking and social media account login details or make the victims' files on their computer unreadable and demand a ransom to make them readable again.
The Virus Email Message
Subject: First NetBank Third Party Payment
First NetBank Third Party Payment
Your first transfer to the following third party account(s) has been successfully processed:
From Account: **** **** **** 4924 Visa To Account(s): Monty Boykin 587-136 ***0022 China Unionpay $7,540.54 Assistance to Refugees
Please check attached file for more information about this transaction.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Please do not reply.to confirm this is a genuine email sent by the Bank, please check your inbox on the NetBank home page.
Recipients of the malicious email message are asked to delete it, and those who have been tricked into opening the malicious attachment, should use their antivirus software to do a complete or full scan of their computers.
Remember, never open an email attachment that has a name ending with ".zip" from a suspicious email message or from an email message that you were not expecting.
Click here for a list of email attachments that you should never open, regardless of where they came from.