MALWARE - 'Green Winick' Notice to Appear in Court Email
OutlineEmail purporting to be from Green Winick Attorneys at Law claims that you are required to appear in court and should click a link to view a copy of the court notice.
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Brief AnalysisThe email is not from Green Winick or any legitimate legal entity. The link in the email opens a webpage that harbours malware. The email is similar to an earlier campaign that also claimed that recipients must appear in court and contained malware in an attached file. If you receive one of these messages, do not click any links or open any attachments that it contains.
Subject: Notice to appear in court No#9843
Green Winick Attorneys at Law
Notice to Appear,
To view copy of the court notice click here. Please, read it thoroughly. Note: If you do not attend the hearing the judge may hear the case in your absence.
2014 Green Winick, P.L.C. All Rights Reserved.
'Notice to Appear in Court' Email Claims to be from Green Winick
The message warns that, if you fail to appear as requested, the judge may hear the case in your absence.
Email is not from Green Winick - Link Points to Malware
Instead, it is a criminal ruse designed to trick you into installing malware on your computer.
If you click the link in the email, you will be taken to a website that harbours a version of the notorious Asprox/Kulouz malware. Once downloaded and installed, the malware attempts to download further malware and allows criminals to maintain control of the infected computer and join it to a botnet.
Similar to Earlier 'Notice to Appear' Malware Campaign
Courts or law firms are very unlikely to send unsolicited emails demanding that recipients appear in court. If you receive one of these 'Notice to Appear' emails, do not click any links or open any attachments that it contains.
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Last updated: July 15, 2014
First published: July 15, 2014
By Brett M. Christensen