Fake and Virus Email Message - "Pay Slip from Marketing Pty"
February 18, 2015
The email message below: "Pay Slip from Marketing Pty," is a fake and has a virus or Trojan horse attached to it that will infect your Windows computer if you open it. The message was not sent by Marketing Pty, but by cyber-criminals, who designed it to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment by claiming that they can view their pay slip for payment date 13/02/2015.
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The Fake and Virus IRS Email Message
Subject: Pay Slip from Marketing Pty
Please find attached your pay slip for payment date 13/02/2015. Should you have any queries in relation to the attachment, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The attachment Payslip__from_Marketing_Pty_Ltd_pdf_.zip, contains the malicious file Payslip__from_Marketing_Pty_Ltd_pdf_.exe.
If the malicious file is open, the recipients' computers will get infected with a virus or Trojan horse.
Once the recipients' 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 your computer to commit cybercrimes, or steal their personal and financial information.
Now, if you have already opened anyone of these malicious attachments, 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.
Never open an attachment that has a name ending with “.exe”, because these are computer programs that can infect your computer with a virus or some other malware.
Click here for a list of email attachments you should never open, regardless of where they came from.
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