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Please be advised that you are obliged to
vacate the living space you occupy until March 28, 2014, 11 a.m.
If you do not vacate it in the specified terms,
the court will have to assign the forcible eviction for April 5, 2014, 11 a.m.
If nobody is home we will not be responsible for safe keeping of your belongings.
Besides, if you fail to comply with the requirements of the court bailiff
you will be fined for up to 200 minimum wage amounts
with a subsequent doubling of the penalty amount
and can be made criminally or administratively liable.
The details of the circumstances that caused the judicial decision
of eviction are attached herewith.
Hereby you are notified that you have to move to another
location from the currently occupied premises within
the next three weeks.
Please find the lawsuit details attached to this letter.
If you do not move within this period of time,
we will have no other alternative than to have you
physically removed from the property per order of the Judge.
If we can be of any assistance to you during your relocation,
please feel free to contact us any time.
However, the message is bogus and was not sent by the court or any other legal authority. The message is intended to scare recipients into opening the attached file without due caution.
Those who do open the attached .zip file in the hope of finding more information about the supposed eviction will instead find a .exe file. If they click this .exe file, malware may be installed on their computer. Typically, such malware can download and install further malware and join the infected computer to a network of compromised computers known as a botnet. Criminals can use botnets to distribute more malware, send spam and launch further scam campaigns.
Details in the malware emails may vary. There are several versions with different wording, subject lines, and "eviction" dates. But all claim that recipients must vacate their homes within a given time frame or face forced eviction and further legal consequences.
This campaign is very similar to another recent malware attack that claimed that recipients were obligated to appear in court on a specified date. Again, an attachment with the emails contained malware.If one of these emails comes to your inbox, do not open any attachments or click any links that it contains.
Last updated: January 31, 2014