E-Mail Filtering Service: Malicious E-Mails Update (10/11/15 @ 13:53)
It has come to our attention that a potentially malicious e-mail is currently targeting e-mail servers world-wide and may have either reached your mailbox or be waiting for you in your spam quarantine if you use our filtering services.
The e-mail in question is from "firstname.lastname@example.org" and may contain the text as shown below.
The e-mail contains an Excel document with a Macro which, if executed, will attempt to download a malicious file. The detection rate of the malicious software on this file is extremely low; currently only 6 out of the top 55 anti-virus products are detecting this. Excel's default Macro security is set to high by default so we do not anticipate this to effect many (if any) users.
If you have received this please do not open the attachment and delete the e-mail immediately. If you see the e-mail in your SPAM quarantine, do not under any circumstances release the e-mail.
May I take this opportunity to remind all users to be vigilant when opening e-mails from senders that you do not recognise. In particular, we recommend that you do not run any Macros within an Excel or Word file unless you are 100% sure they are legitimate.
If you have opened the attachment or have any questions please contact us for further assistance.