Cyber-criminals are sending out malicious email messages like the one below with the following subject lines: "Compulsory check of e-mail," "Mandatory check of e-mail," "Required check of e-mail," and "Obligatory check of your contact details," in an attempt to trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment. Now, opening the malicious attachment, which the emails claim were sent by the "Administration Server Team," will only infect the recipients' computers with a virus or Trojan horse, which will create a back-door on their computers that will allow cyber-criminals to come in and steal their personal and financial.
They may also use their victims’ computers to commit other cyber-crimes, which will be traced back to the victims’ computers. This may lead to the victims getting arrested for a crime that they know nothing about.
The Fake and Malicious Email Message
Subject: Mandatory check of e-mail
This notification was automatically sent by our Administration Server Team.
Please confirm your contact info shown in the attached.
The cyber-criminal will change the subject line and message of the email, so please remember never to open an email attachment that has a name ending with ".zip" from a suspicious email message or from an email message that you were not expecting.
Click here for a list of email attachments that you should never open, regardless of where they came from.