There has been news reports in Australia that hundreds and even thousands of different phishing emails carrying thousands of harmful computer viruses bearing the name of Westpac has hit Australian email inboxes just today, March 14. It seems that these emails that have invaded inboxes even those of banks have evaded detection from almost all kinds of anti-virus programs installed on any PC or laptop in the country. Experts believed that they contain a Trojan backdoor that places victims in a very dangerous and compromising situation for infection, SC Australia magazine reports.
According to the reports, these bogus emails were reportedly sent through an email address named email@example.com and it has a subject title, “Westpac Secure Email Notification”. What this email will do is to lure the recipient in clicking a link that is actually attachment with a filename called “SecureMessage.zip”.
Now, who would try to open this email in the first place? Maybe, those who have Westpac accounts will be easily lured in opening this email and clicking on the attachment. Security experts who have learned about this have called such attack as the fastest spreading email it can remember.
Not only this will harm people but it can also harmful businesses that might have some transactions, dealing and especially accounts at Westpac. That’s why, in Australia, anti-virus vendors have found the opportunity to offer companies and even individuals the latest anti-virus programs that can detect any malicious intrusions. However, a word is still being waited upon for any anti-virus product company to come up with a solution for this kind of problem.
This goes to show that if these companies will offer their products, they need to generate sales leads in order to determine who the people are and what businesses have the need for a tight security protection for their network. Thankfully, there are lots of lead generation companies that can offer their services in order to help these companies find potential customers. And, when this gets through, they can together help people and organizations strengthen their security measures against future virus intrusions.
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