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Email Message with Virus Attached - "Payment For Outstanding Invoice"

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Email Message with Virus Attached - "Payment For Outstanding Invoice"

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The email message below with the subject: "Payment For Outstanding Invoice," has a malicious attachment that will infect the recipients' computers if they attempt to open it. The email message is a fake and was sent by cyber-criminals, whose aim is to infect the recipients' computers with a malware called a Trojan horse, which will allow them to spy on and steal their victims' personal and financial information. Recipients of the email message are asked to delete it and do not attempt to open the attachment.

The Fake and Malicious Email

Subject: PAYMENT FOR OUTSTANDING INVOICE
From: Builders Holdings
Sent: Mon 5/04/15 10:30 PM
Attachments: Payment Receipt.rar

Dear Sir,

Payment has been made as per outstanding invoice. Check attached receipt and confirm to us. Our company email is having problem so We have used our other email to send you payment receipt.

Please open secured attached Payment receipt only in Mozilla firefox browser

Builders Holdings Angel Yung

Account Department Fax:+87178377328 Phone:+87179237383

Now, recipients of the email message who have already opened the malicious attachment, are advised do a full scan of their computers with the antivirus software installed on them.

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Email Message with Virus Attached - "Payment For Outstanding Invoice"