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Fake Email Messages with Virus Attached - "You Have Received a Secure Message"

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Fake Email Messages with Virus Attached - "You Have Received a Secure Message"

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The email messages below with the subject: "You have received a secure message," have a malicious file attached to them that will infect the recipients' computer if they open them. The email messages and attachment are fakes and were designed to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment disguised as a secured message. So, if you have received the same email messages, please do not attempt to open the attachment. Just delete them.

The Fake Email Messages with a Malicious Attachment

From: Natioanl Australia Bank
Subject: You have received a secure message

You have received a secure message

Read your secure message by opening the attachment, SecureMessage.zip. You will be prompted to open (view) the file or save (download) it to your computer. For best results, save the file first, then open it.

If you have concerns about the validity of this message, please contact the sender directly. For questions please contact the National Australia Bank Secure Email Help Desk at [Removed].

First time users - will need to register after opening the attachment.

About Email Encryption - [Link Removed]

Subject: You have received a secure message

You have received a secure message

Read your secure message by opening the attachment, SecureMessage.zip. You will be prompted to open (view) the file or save (download) it to your computer. For best results, save the file first, then open it.

If you have concerns about the validity of this message, please contact the sender directly. For questions please contact the [ bank name] Secure Email Help Desk a [.....].

First time users - will need to register after opening the attachment.

About Email Encryption - [Link Removed]

The cybercriminals behind these malicious email messages aims are to trick the curious recipients into opening the malicious attachment ( SecureMessage.zip ), which contains the file SecureMessage.scr that 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.

If you don’t have antivirus software installed on your computer, please click here for a list of free antivirus software.

For a list of other virus email messages, please click here.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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Fake Email Messages with Virus Attached - "You Have Received a Secure Message"