Virus alert

February 3, 2014   //   No Comments

Please note the latest Virus alert brought to our attention.

The subject line reading “Passing of your friend,” and appears to be sent from a funeral home.  The message continues to read along the lines: “a dear friend had passed away” with an invite to attend that person’s forthcoming funeral or memorial service, further information is then provided by clicking onto a hyperlink.

Do not click onto that hyperlink – it actually points to a foreign web site and initiates the download of a ZIP file (e.g., FuneralProcession.zip); users who attempted to open and view that ZIP file ended up executing a malicious file (e.g., FuneralProcession.exe) which installed a Trojan on their PCs.

For more information regarding this and other potential viruses please go to:  http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/funeralnotice.asp#wppq26VfrHd4AZZf.99