Fake and Virus Lloyds Bank Email - "Pendeford Securities - Please Read Action Required"
February 21, 2015
The email message below with the subject: "Lloyds Bank - Pendeford Securities - Please Read Action Required/PI Documents/ Region code East 2/ 3338969/," 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 Lloyds Bank, but by cyber-criminals, who designed it to trick the curious recipients into opening the malicious attachment.
Please continue reading below.
Again, the email message is a fake and the attachment is not a document, but a virus or Trojan horse that will infect a computer if the computer user attempts to open it.
The Fake and Virus Lloyds Bank Email Message
Subject: Lloyds Bank - Pendeford Securities - Please Read Action Required/PI Documents/ Region code East 2/ 3338969/
Attachment: ReportonTitle[_var=partorderb].1Final 1.zip
Please find attached our document pack for the above customer. Once completed please return via email to the below address.
If you have any queries relating to the above feel free to contact us at
Lloyds Banking Group plc. Registered Office: The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ. Registered in Scotland no. SC95000. Telephone: 0131 225 4555. Lloyds Bank plc. Registered Office: 25 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HN. Registered in England and Wales no. 2065. Telephone 0207626 1500. Bank of Scotland plc. Registered Office: The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ. Registered in Scotland no. SC327000. Telephone: 08457 21 31 41. Cheltenham & Gloucester plc. Registered Office: Barnett Way, Gloucester GL4 3RL. Registered in England and Wales 9313356. Telephone: 0845 603 1637
Lloyds Bank plc, Bank of Scotland plc are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority.
Cheltenham & Gloucester plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Halifax is a division of Bank of Scotland plc. Cheltenham & Gloucester Savings is a division of Lloyds Bank plc.
HBOS plc. Registered Office: The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ. Registered in Scotland no. SC232540
The attachment "ReportonTitle[_var=partorderb].1Final 1.zip", contains the malicious file "ReportonTitle20131125v1.1Final 1.exe.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.
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