Fake and Malicious LogMeIn Email - "Your LogMeIn Pro Payment has been Processed!"
March 24, 2015
March 4, 2015
The email message below with the subject: "Your LogMeIn Pro payment has been processed!" has a malicious Microsoft Word or 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 receipt. So, if you receive the same email message, please do not attempt to open the attachment and delete the email.
Please continue reading below.
The Fake and Virus Email Message
Subject: Your LogMeIn Pro payment has been processed!
Attachment name: 'logmein_pro_receipt.xls' or 'logmein_pro_receipt.doc'
Thank you for purchasing our yearly plan for LogMeIn Pro on 25 computers. Your credit card has been successfully charged.
Date : 25/2/2015
Amount : $999 ( you saved $749.75)
The transaction details can be found in the attached receipt.
Your computers will be automatically upgraded the next time you sign in.
Thank you for choosing LogMeIn!
The email message contains a Microsoft Word or 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 Word or 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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