Anatomy of a virus laden email

We received the email below today from sender we didn’t recognize. With a ZIP file attached. Knowing it was probably virus laden we deleted it immediately. You should be very cautious of similar emails especially with zip, pdf, doc, xls or pif attachments!


Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2013 9:13 AM

To: Scott Kendall

Subject: Wells Fargo Advisors Please review attached documents.

John_Deen Wells Fargo Advisors

817-559-4662 office

817-358-9011 cell

Investments in securities and insurance products are:

NOT FDIC-INSURED/NO BANK-GUARANTEES/MAY LOSE VALUE Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC is a nonbank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company, Member FINRA/SIPC. 1 North Jefferson, St. Louis, MO 63103

CONFIDENTIAL NOTICE: The contents of this message, including any attachments, are confidential and are intended solely for the use of the person or entity to whom the message was addressed. If you are not the intended recipient of this message, please be advised that any dissemination, distribution, or use of the contents of this message is strictly prohibited. If you received this message in error, please notify the sender. Please also permanently delete all copies of the original message and any attached documentation. Thank you.