Hitting with force in your inbox at the moment is an email regarding a speeding ticket – Traffic Ticket – that you haven’t paid. This email contains a Trojan horse, which is basically malware disguising itself as a safe program or application.
A Trojan horse……may allow a hacker remote access to a target computer system. Once a Trojan has been installed, the hacker may have access to the computer remotely and perform various operations, limited by user privileges on the target computer system and the design of the Trojan. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trojan_horse_(computing)
Many people are reporting being caught by or receiving this email – it is American so if you are not in America you should spot right away that something is not right but you still may be tempted to click! Which is what they want – Trojans do not self-replicate like other viruses they are spread manually by you.
Just don’t open the attachment!
The email appears to come from a reputable source @nyc.gov which of course is fake and is intended to frighten you into opening the attachment. Also another tell tale sign the same as on many Facebook scams is the spelling mistakes in the email.
We have seen something similar in the past and that was the Fake Parking Ticket Scam which also was included a Trojan horse attachment.
This is Traffic Ticket software is being spammed viciously to any email and any country right now some saying that they are received it more that once, so it is very likely that you will see this scam.
Always make sure your anti-virus protection is upto date.
Hope this helps