Have you received an unexpected email telling you that your credit card is one week overdue, and that you must pay the debt within two days or face additional charges?
Well, don’t rush to open the attached file – or your computer could be struck by a malware attack.
The emails, which have been spammed out widely, try to frighten you into opening an attached file called Report#113.zip.
Your Credit Card is one week overdue.
Below your Card information
Card Limit XXXXXX
Pay Date 27 Jun 2011
The details are attached to this e-mail.
Please read the financial statement properly.
If you pay the debt within 2 days, there will be no extra-charges.
In 2 days $25 late fee and a finance charge will be imposed on your account.
Please do not reply to this email, it’s automatic mail notification…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.