Beware of Virus Email Message - "Re - debit" that has a Malicious Excel Document Attached
July 15, 2015
The email message below with the subject: "Re:debit," has a malicious Microsoft Excel document attached 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 financial statement or receipt with the name "debit_calculations.xls". If you have received the same email message or others with an Excel document attached, asking you to enable Macro or Content in order to view the document, please delete it.
Please continue reading below.
The Fake and Malicious Email Message
I made all the necessary calculations and your company's debit is $35,000.
You can find everything in the attached sheet.
We need the payment processed as soon as possible.
The email message contains an 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 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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