"New Notice to Appear in Court" Virus Emails

Online users, if you have received email messages like the one below, which claim that you are to appear in court, and ask you to open the attachment in order to view details about the case, are asked to delete them. Also, online users should not attempt to open the attachment. This is because the email messages are fakes being sent by cybercriminals, and the attachments they contain are malicious.

New Notice to Appear in Court Virus Emails

The purpose of the fake and malicious email messages is to frighten and trick the recipients into opening the malicious attachment, by claiming they need to appear in court.

The "New Notice to Appear in Court" Virus Email

Subject: New notice to Appear in Court

Date: Wed 15/02/2017 15:42

From: quick108@sampi.lunariffic.com

Attachment: [New notice to Appear].zip


Dear Sir or Madam,

You have to appear in the Court on the February 20 for your case hearing.Please do not forget to bring all the documents related to this case.

Please review all the details in the attachment.

Kind thoughts,

Clerk of Court.

The malicious attachment contains JavaScript code that will attempt to download and install viruses, spyware and other malware onto the recipients' computers, if they attempt to open the Zip or compressed attachment.

Online users who have been tricked by the fake notice to appear in court email messages, into opening the malicious attachment, are asked to do a full-scan of their computers with the antivirus software installed on them.

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  • November 6, 2017 at 9:53 AM by info

    Here is another malicious email:

    "From: COURT ORDER [mailto:noreply@highcourt.com]

    Sent: Monday, November 06, 2017 8:15 AM

    Subject: Notice to appear in Court, لاحظ أن تظهر في المحكمة Ref no. ORDER031952073

    Notice to appear in Court #031952073

    يطلب منك أن تظهر في المحكمة يوم الخميس 9 نوفمبر 2017 في تمام الساعة 10:00 آم.

    من فضلك، لا ننسى لتقديم جميع الوثائق المتعلقة بهذه القضية، المرفقة عبر ملف بدف المضمون هي أمر المحكمة وغيرها من الوثائق المتعلقة بهذه القضية.

    معرف بدف هو: COURTORDER031952073

    ملاحظة: ستسمع القضية من قبل القاضي في غيابك (إذا كنت لا تأتي).

    You are required to appear in court on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 10:00 am.

    Please, do not forget to submit all documents related to this case, attached to the file through the PDF content is a court order and other documents relating to the case.

    The PDV ID is: COURTORDER031952073

    Note: You will hear the case by the judge in your absence (if you do not come).

    Yours faithfully,

    hammed Schmitt,

    Clerk of Court."

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"New Notice to Appear in Court" Virus Emails