E-mails are still the most common vector for spreading malware. Time and again, cybercriminals use e-mails that trick the addressee into opening the attachment or click on a link. Their aim is to install malware on the computer.
In the event that a user has already opened the attached file or link in a suspicious e-mail, MELANI recommends to identify and remove a possible malware. If this is not possible with the available tools, MELANI recommends to consult an IT specialist to remove the malware from the computer. If unexplainable interruptions in the e-banking session are observed, the affected clients should immediately contact their bank's e-banking hotline.
Effects and risks
- Distribution of Malware
- Data destruction on the Computer
- Abuse of an infected computer for spamming
- Theft of personal data and files
- E-banking fraud