Fake and Malicious Faxtastic Email - "Fax from +4921154767199 Pages - 1"
March 24, 2015
The email message below with the subject: "Fax from +4921154767199 Pages: 1," has a malicious Microsoft Excel document attached to it that will infect your computer if you open it. The email message and attachment are fakes and were designed to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment disguised as a Fax from Faxtastic. The message was not sent by Fax service provider Faxtastic (www.faxtastic.co.uk), and if you have received the same email message or other email messages with an Excel document attached, claiming to be from Faxtastic, please do not attempt to open the attachment and delete the email.
Please continue reading below.
The Fake and Virus Email Message
From: "faxtastic!" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Fax from +4921154767199 Pages: 1
You have received a new fax.to view it, please open the attachment.
Did you know we now send? Visit www.faxtastic.co.uk for more details.
faxtastic Support Team
The email message contains an Excel document that contains a set of Macro instructions that will download a malicious file from malicious websites on the victims' computer.
The malicious Microsoft Excel document is dangerous to you if you open it and enable "Macros" or enable Content.
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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