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'Attached is Your Credit Note' Malware Emails


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Emails claiming to include a 'credit note' in an attached file are currently hitting inboxes. The emails specify an invoice number for the supposed credit note. The emails also include a value for the supposed invoice along with the name of the company that purportedly sent the message.

However, the emails are not legitimate and they were not sent by the companies they name. In fact, the messages include a malicious file in the attached .zip file.

If opened, the file can install malware on your computer. Once installed, the malware may collect banking, email, and social media login credentials from your computer and send them to online criminals. The criminals can use this stolen information to hijack your online accounts.

The greeting name, the name of the sending company, the invoice number, the invoice amount, and the specified currency may vary in different versions of the emails.

If you receive one of these emails, do not open any attachments or click any links that it contains.

   

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Examples

Hi Gregorio,

Attached is your credit note CN-01784 for 665.83 AUD.

This has been allocated against invoice number

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Thanks,
Northern Trust Corporation


Hi Jeffrey,

Attached is your credit note CN-29859 for 554.17 AUD.

This has been allocated against invoice number

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Thanks,
Longs Drug Stores




Credit Note Malware Email

Last updated: September 7, 2015
First published: September 7, 2015
By Brett M. Christensen
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