Alert: Beware of Malicious Ebola Emails!

The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus has claimed over 1000 lives. While people in the affected regions are struggling to fight the infection and people elsewhere skeptical about its spread, cyber criminals are busy inventing new attack vectors in the form of malicious emails.

malicious ebola emails

Reportedly, attackers have started email campaigns using the Ebola epidemic as their bait to trap people. The below gives you a quick gist into the types of Ebola emails you should be careful against.

Emails Claiming to Offer a Report on the Ebola Virus

– The email asks its recipient to click a website link in order to learn more about what the report says.

– Clicking the link infects the user’s system with a Trojan horse designed to steal personal and sensitive information.

Emails with Attached Presentations on the Ebola Virus

– The email claims to have an attachment of a PowerPoint Presentation on the Ebola infection.

– Clicking the attachment infects the victim’s Internet browser with a malicious program.

– The program is designed to steal information from and make unwanted changes in the infected computer.

Emails with Attachments about Experimental Ebola Drug

– These Ebola emails are based on the news of ZMapp (an experimental medicine to treat Ebola) to trap their victims.

– They contain malicious attachments.

Ebola Emails from CNN

– These emails are designed for phishing attacks.

– They try to lure users into visiting a website controlled by the hacker.

– The website asks users to log in using their email login credentials.

Readers are strongly advised to be on high alert against such types of emails, and emails that are unexpected or unsolicited. Only trust genuine sources to stay updated with the latest news about the Ebola virus. Some trustworthy medical sites that our readers can refer to are www.mayoclinic.com, www.webmd.com, www.cdc.gov, and www.nhs.uk

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KISHOR
KISHOR
6 years ago

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sourav gorai
6 years ago

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6 years ago
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Ashish Parekh
Ashish Parekh
6 years ago

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Gaurav Vaidya
6 years ago

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Gajanan Modak
6 years ago

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6 years ago

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6 years ago

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6 years ago

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6 years ago

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Titus
Titus
6 years ago

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amit kawq
amit kawq
6 years ago

Do we need to worry about this type of attacks while we are using quick heal

Rahul Thadani
6 years ago
Reply to  amit kawq

Hi Amit,

No you need not worry as Quick Heal provides email protection and phishing protection that keeps your PC safe against such malicious threats.

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TAPAS KARMAKAR
TAPAS KARMAKAR
6 years ago

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TAPAS KARMAKAR
6 years ago

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rashmi
6 years ago

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Ravi
6 years ago

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MANISH SHARMA
6 years ago

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Innocent King
Innocent King
6 years ago

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rs
6 years ago

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Aakash Tripathi
6 years ago

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ajinkya Surana
6 years ago

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dkbhagat
6 years ago

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Narayan Mallik
6 years ago

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SAYAN MAITY, KAMALPUR
SAYAN MAITY, KAMALPUR
6 years ago

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darshan
6 years ago

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kamrul hasan
6 years ago

THANKS FOR INFORM ME ABOUT THIS….

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ABINASH DAS
6 years ago

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Rahul Thadani
6 years ago
Reply to  ABINASH DAS

Hi Abinash,

Your PC is safe against these threats. This message is to spread awareness and so that you can inform your family and friends as well.

Regards.

KASHINATH SATAV PATIL.
KASHINATH SATAV PATIL.
6 years ago

Thanks!

stephanie
stephanie
6 years ago

how do people not think this is a scam pls beware

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Manish
6 years ago

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user
6 years ago

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siddhant
6 years ago

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Mitul Shah
Mitul Shah
6 years ago

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Manoj Kawathe,Gadchiroli MS
6 years ago

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soni biht
6 years ago

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stephanie
stephanie
6 years ago

i seriously think this is a scam i don’t know why pls how can i b sure this is not a scam

Shivakumar
Shivakumar
6 years ago

Is my pc is safe

Rahul Thadani
6 years ago
Reply to  Shivakumar

Hi Shiva,

Have you received any such email as mentioned in the post? If not, then your PC is safe. Even if you have received the email, your PC is safe if you did not click on any link within the email. You can run a full system scan via your Quick Heal dashboard to be on the safe side.

Regards.

Prashant
Prashant
6 years ago

hi,
I am having problem with one Virus of name Admin and my computer name in a folder icon and my Quick hill antivirus pro 2014 is up to date. its disgusting to say that other antivirus has detected the virus but not your software..

Rahul Thadani
6 years ago
Reply to  Prashant

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Subhadip
Subhadip
6 years ago

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Subhadip Misra
6 years ago

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6 years ago
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Swalle
Swalle
6 years ago

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md kamran khan
6 years ago

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6 years ago
Reply to  md kamran khan

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RISHAV
RISHAV
6 years ago

AM INSTALL GUARDIAN ANTIVIRUS IN MY LAPTOP Do we need to worry about this type of attacks while we are using THE GUARDIAN ANTIVIRUS

md kamran khan
md kamran khan
6 years ago

also my PC has really slowed down

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6 years ago
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sudip
sudip
6 years ago

if the ebola mails has caught our system quick heal can protect it Yes%No quick heal can fight against that trojan

Rahul Thadani
6 years ago
Reply to  sudip

Hi Sudip,

The emails itself are not a problem. However, if you click on the links inside or visit a page mentioned inside, then that could be a security concern. Quick Heal blocks phishing emails but if such mails do get through, then you need to be aware and proactive about blocking them.

Regards.

pankaj
pankaj
6 years ago

Thanks a lot

vijendra
vijendra
6 years ago

i have this antivirus i scan my memory card its scan completely its found no virus but when i scan that memory card with norton found five virus why?

Rahul Thadani
6 years ago
Reply to  vijendra

Hi Vijendra,

Can you share some details about this? Or you can even contact our support center on 0-927-22-33-000. There are close to 80,000 virus samples that we discover on a daily basis, so such discrepancies do occur in the antivirus market. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Best regards.

Tanay
Tanay
6 years ago

Very useful information

Tanay
Tanay
6 years ago

Good and useful information

Kalpesh Rana
Kalpesh Rana
6 years ago

Thanks……

Pushkar
Pushkar
6 years ago

Thanks be alerting………….

pranesh ghosh
pranesh ghosh
6 years ago

Thanks

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