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Beware of "Hi Prnt" Malicious Email Messages Sent By Cybercriminals

Beware of "Hi Prnt" Malicious Email Messages Sent By Cybercriminals

Recipients of emails that contain the message: "Hi Prnt," should delete them. The fake email messages contain malicious attachments, which the cybercriminals who have sent the email messages want the recipients to open. Once the malicious attachments are opened, the JavaScript code in them will take recipients to fake websites, where they will be tricked into downloading and installing viruses, spyware, Trojan horse and other malware disguised as legitimate software. Also, recipients may be taken to phishing websites, where they maybe tricked into submitting personal information, financial information or online account credentials to cybercriminals who will use the information to rip them off.

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A Sample of the “Hi Prnt” Email Message

From: linkyjohn
Sent: Friday, April 29, 2016 6:43 PM
To: linkyjohn
Subject: hi prnt

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  • Posted: May 10, 2016 by freddy from or near: Twickenham, England, United Kingdom

    I've clicked on the "HI Prnt" attachment and via a message was told that I needed to download software to open the file and was invited to click through to do that which I didn't. Am I safe?


    • Posted: May 10, 2016 by info

      Yes, you are safe, since you didn't execute, run or install any software.


      • Posted: May 10, 2016 by freddy from or near: Twickenham, England, United Kingdom

        Thank you for your help.


  • Posted: May 10, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Twickenham, England, United Kingdom

    I use gmail and access it via web mail. I just opened one of these emails and clicked on the attachment and was told that I'd need to access software from the internet to open the file...which I didn;t do....how secure am I now? Am very concerned. Help appreciated


    • Posted: May 10, 2016 by info

      You didn't execute or run anything malicious, therefore, your computer should be ok. But, run a full virus scan on your computer to ensure that everything is ok.


  • Posted: May 2, 2016 by an anonymous user from or near: Portmore, Saint Catherine, Jamaica

    I never open attachments, and usually just delete these messages right away. I get many of a variety of subject headings, that are obvious spoofing attempts seeming to come from my own account.

    I've recently received one of these "Hi Prnt" phishing attempts, but it was in my "Sent Mail" box too, which is a little bit concerning.

    My question for you is: have you seen this before? Is that normal with the "Hi Prnt" phishing scam - that it is in both Inbox and Sent Mail?

    Any information you could give me would be much appreciated.

    Thanks for your consideration


    • Posted: May 2, 2016 by info

      Based on the email headers, I can see that you are using Google Mail.

      If a spammer/cyber-criminal sets an email message's "From" address the same as the "To" address, Gmail doesn't filter it as spam; instead, it sends it to "Sent Mail" automatically, even though you didn't send the message.

      You can set up a filter to delete all messages that have the same "To" and "From" address, but that will mean you will not be able to send yourself an email message, because the filter will delete it.

      This problem has been happening with Gmail as far back as 2006.


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