We have just been dealing with a client who is getting an influx of emails with the subject of ‘Order Confirmation 123456789’
The emails content is:
This message is intended only for the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is private and confidential. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication and its attachments is strictly prohibited.
There is a zip file attached Ord123456789.zp where the number matches the email subject.
The number in the subject is random and the senders name and email address is random and the senders IP is also random. This indicates the emails are coming from a bot, rootkit or virus infection somewhere.
Do not open the attachment, if you have opened the attachment please contact us on 01482 424402 for more assistance.
These types of emails are a regular occurrence, however, it does seem that today there are a large volume of them circulating, indeed our own mail server is busy stripping out the attachments and removing viruses before it attempts to deliver emails to our mailboxes.
Email servers should always be setup so that they scan and remove any viruses in emails BEFORE they are delivered to you. If your email provider can not provide this service please contact us as this is critical in the security of your business.