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Virus contained in supermarket voucher

A malware infected email claims that several major supermarkets have collaborated to offer customers an all-in-one shopping voucher worth £30.

Computer Virus

The email says the voucher can be used in any Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsbury's or ASDA to receive £30 worth of spending for just £15.

The offer is not a legitimate offer and there is no such voucher associated with the supermarket chains.

Morrison’s said "Unfortunately, spammers have been pretending to be Morrisons when they have nothing to do with us. They may be trying to access your personal data and do not intend to give you a free gift voucher."

Recipients are instructed to click a link in the email to read more information and download the voucher for printing. A second link in the message supposedly allows recipients to opt out of receiving further such marketing emails.

If you click on the links you will find that a .zip file is downloaded onto your computer. The zip file contains a .exe file that, if opened, will install a Trojan onto your machine.

The virus dupes users into believing it is harmless by calling itself “voucher.pdf.exe”.

Subject: Shopping Expert TM Monthly Newsletter

Dear Valued Customer, Britain's supermarket chains have finally launched ALL-IN-ONE Voucher.
We are very proud to present the best deal yet for your favourite Store.

Get £30 worth of spending for just £15 with this voucher. Costs you nothing, all you have to do is print it out and present on the till before paying. It is up to you where to use it. Just choose one of the following: Tesco Metro, Tesco Express, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Sainsbury's Local or ASDA.

Restrictions: Can't be redeemed with any other offer, discount or promotion. Non-refundable; can't be changed on cash.

Ask in store for more details. Use by:12 noon, Mon 24 Sept 2012

If you are interested follow the link below to find out more and download the voucher.

[Link Removed]

Please note: If you do NOT wish to receive further emails from us, please click the link below, and you will be automatically removed from our mailing list.

[Link Removed] Best regards, Linda [Name Removed]

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