Fake and Virus Email - "Urgent Notice P414296231"
March 4, 2015
The email message below with the subject: "Urgent Notice P414296231," 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 sent 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 an invoice, but a virus or Trojan horse that will infect a computer if the computer user attempts to open it.
The Fake and Virus Email Message
Subject: Urgent Notice P414296231
Attachment name: Payment details S411028064.zip
Thanks for purchasing with our company today! Your order is currently processing.
Order Total: 5155 AU Dollars
Kindly check the invoice given below to view more information about this issue.
Order Number: DXX889907299
Purchase Date: 6.46 Monday, Mar 2 2015
The attachment "Payment details S411028064.zip", contains the malicious file "Payment details S411028064.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.
For a list of other virus email messages, please click here.
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