Malicious Email - "Administrator - Exchange Email id0517547"
May 8, 2015
The email message below, which claims that the attached file can provide the recipients with managing facilities for their mailboxes, public folders, distribution lists, contact and mail service general settings, is malicious. The attached document is a compressed file that contains a virus, Trojan horse or some other malware that will infect the recipients' computers.
Please continue reading below.
The Fake and Malicious Email Message
Subject: Administrator - Exchange Email id0517547
This attachment(Exchange_id0517547.zip) provides you with managing facilities for your mailboxes, public folders, distribution lists, contact and mail service general settings. Please save the attached file to your hard drive before deleting this message.
The cybercriminals behind the malicious email message aim is to trick the curious recipients into infecting 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 the malicious file, please do a full scan of your computer with the antivirus software installed on it.
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