Cyber-criminals are sending out different versions of the email message below with the subject: "Decisive notification about your Automated Clearing House payment." The email messages have a link within them that goes to a malicious Microsoft Word document that will attempt to download viruses, Trojan horses or other malware onto the victims' computers, if they attempt to open them.
The Virus Email Message
From: aileen.alberts@ redacted
Subject: Decisive notification about your Automated Clearing House payment
The Automated Clearing House transaction transfer, recently initiated from your company"s online bank account, has been rejected by the EPA.
Rejected ACH payment
Automated Clearing House transfer Case # L669461617
Transaction Total 27504.02 US Dollars
Reason of Termination Download full details
Please visit the link provided at the top to see more information about this problem.
The link in the message will dowload the following malicious Microsoft Word document onto the victims' computers if they click on it:
- Automated_Clearing_House transaction9090.doc
The attached malicious Microsoft Word document has a set of instructions called a Macro that will attempt to dowload viruses, Trojan horses and other malware.
The cybercriminals behind the malicious email message aim is 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 a Trojan horse or some other malware, 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 computesr to commit cyber-crimes, or steal their personal and financial information.
Now, if you have already opened clicked on the link, downloaded and open the malicious file, please do a full scan of your computer with the antivirus software installed on it.
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