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Rejected Electronic Payments Association Bill Transfer Malware Email


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According to this email, the Electronic Payments Association rejected a Bill Pay transfer from your online banking account.

The email contains a table displaying the amount of the supposed payment along with a 'Case ID' and your email address. It urges you to open an attached document to review the reason for the payment rejection.

However, the email is not a legitimate transaction notification. The attached file is not a Microsoft Word document as claimed. Instead, the attached .zip file contains a file that, if opened, can infect your computer with malware.

This malware may download and install other malware components that can connect your computer to other infected computers and allow criminals to control it from afar. The malware may also collect passwords and other sensitive personal information from your computer and send it to the criminals.

Details such as the supposed payment amount and the Case ID may vary in different versions of the malware messages.

Criminals commonly use fake receipt and transaction notification emails to distribute malware. Be wary of any unsolicited email that supposedly contains information about a transaction you know nothing about. If you receive such an email, do not click any links or open any attachments that it contains.

   

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Subject: XA657232553

The Bill Pay transfer, just sent from your online banking account, was rejected by the Electronic Payments Association.

Rejected transaction
BPay Case ID R4035164
Amount 31839.77 AUD
E-mail [removed]
Reason for rejection See attached MS Word doc

Please open the word file given below to have more info about this issue.

Rejected Transaction Malware Email


Malware Infection

Last updated: April 17, 2015
First published: April 17, 2015
By Brett M. Christensen
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