I received an email with the following message:
"Dear Bank Account Operator, WIRE TRANSFER: WRE-7258418863703165 CURRENT STATUS: PENDING
Please REVIEW YOUR TRANSACTION as soon as possible. " Note: I already removed the linked in review your transaction for this post. See the captured screen after clicking the malicious code.
DO NOT visit the URL Address if you don't have a protection on your computer. And here's the noticed from Symantec Anti-Virus. "Web Attack Blackhole Toolkit Website (random number) detected.
I'm not expecting any wire transfer transaction, so I know this is one of the malicious code out there trying to take control of your computer. I'm surprise that Google Apps anti-virus tool did not detect this type email. I already reported (tagged) this as spam in my Google email.
How do you protect your computer against this type of viruses. Here's my suggestions.
- Install anti-virus software to your computer. Here's some software to choose. ( http://www.blocklist.com/category/antivirus/)
- If you're using a Windows Operating System, visit Microsoft Security Essential to download a free anti-virus software.
- Always keep your computer up to date of security patches.
- Separate your Admin and User account. If you bought a computer, it's not too late to create a standard user to use for daily use, and Admin for administration tasks e.g. install new software, updates security patch, etc.