A new campaign is using multiple methods to try and trick you into downloading ransomware onto your computer.
The first method uses a fake email that claims to be from eBay, with a common subject line ‘Your invoice for eBay purchases (098871971234567#)’. The ‘click’ link leads to a web page designed to download ransomware onto your computer. The invoice number changes for each email. The fake email looks extremely convincing and is almost identical to a genuine eBay email.
The second method is a short simple email with the subject line “Voice Message from 017234512978 – name unavailable”. The email message says “Click to listen Voice Message”. The phone number changes for each email.
When you press ‘click’ to listen to the message, you will be directed to a web page designed to download ransomware onto your computer.
- If you recieve fake emails like these, delete them immediately.
- If you’ve given credit card details to pay the ransom, contact your financial instituation immediately.