Email attempting to spread Trojan virus

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A reminder to everyone that the type of email below is an attempt to get you to open an attachment that will try to infect your computer.  You should never open an email attachment unless it is from someone you know or it is something you expect.

Also remember you should never respond to an email requesting passwords or other private information.

The latest information on the Trojan type of email is located at http://news.softpedia.com/news/Bredolab-Trojan-Being-Spread-Through-Fake-Emails-120388.shtml

More information on phishing is available at http://apwg.org/consumer_recs.html.

Your work computer should be protected with the antivirus software that is installed and automatically updated, but remember, if in doubt delete the email and do not open the attachment.

Students should ensure their virus protection and antispyware software is up to date.

 

Example Email:

 From: Guillermo Kauffman
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 12:37:17 -0500
To: Test, Hendrix  
Subject: Shipping confirmation for order x 739955618.

Hello!

Thank you for shopping at our internet store!
We have successfully received your payment.

Your order has been shipped to your billing address.
You have ordered Acer Extensa 5230E.

You can find your tracking number in attached to the e-mail document.
Please print the label to get your package.


We hope you enjoy your order!
Store.westerndigital.com

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