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Phishing Email Example: Invoice Attached

November 20, 2015

A Trojan malware email attachment is affecting computers Stanford-wide. The subject of the email is 2 Invoices Attached. The symptoms of an infected machine are the browsers continually crashing; otherwise, there are no additional signs.

University IT Computer Resource Consulting (CRC) has received guidance from the Information Security Office that if the attachment is opened on a Windows machine (not just previewed in Outlook/Office 365) a complete rebuild of the machine is required. Macs, phones, and Chromebooks are not affected.

Please advise your users NOT to open the attachment. If they have opened the attachment, please advise them to submit a HelpSU request so CRC or the appropriate IT team can remediate their machine.

More information on the malware can be found at:

Good morning,

Please see the attached invoices and remit payment according to the terms listed at the bottom of the invoice. If you have any questions please let us know.

Thank you!

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