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Email Virus Warning

Received a NASTY spam email this morning, all neatly done to look like it came from nice.org.uk.(National Institute for health and Care Excellence)

Apparently my blood tests are back and I have cancer!
As usual the English of the email was poor, it was addressed to my email address rather than my name (e.g. Dear Sales@templedene.co.uk rather than Dear Mr Freeman ) and the attachment carries a nasty payload in the attached zipped file.

On the NICE website is this warning

Spam warning: 13 March 2014

NICE is aware that a spam email is being sent to members of the public regarding cancer test results. Please be assured that this email is not from NICE and we are currently investigating its origin.

If you have received the email, do not open the attachments.

Updates will be made on the website during the day and also via Twitter: @NICEComms

We don't often publish virus warnings, it would fill up this page rather rapidly if we did, but this one is particularly nasty. It could easily catch out scared and vulnerable people waiting for their blood test results.

Posted by Peter on Thu 13th Mar 2014 11:19:57
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Last Modified on Thu 13th Mar 2014 11:22:35

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