There are many to choose from as examples, however below are two which have been sent to UCL users:
Statement of fees
Subject: Statement of fees 2008/09
Please find attached a statement of fees as requested, this will be posted today.
The accommodation is dealt with by another section and I have passed your request on to them today.
Attached to this email was a zip file, which if opened could have a potentially damaging effect on your PC.
Subject: UPS Tracking Number 4037890391
Unfortunately we were not able to deliver postal package you sent on July the
1st in time because the recipient's address is not correct. Please print out the
invoice copy attached and collect the package at our office
These emails had a .zip file attached, which contained a .exe file which is a trojan or virus. Usually these are stopped by the virus scanner on the email gateway, however because there is a time delay between a new virus being released and the anti virus vendors adding it to their definition files, the email made it through to staff and student Inboxes. This is one reason why everyone needs to exercise caution and not rely on the mail scanning system for complete virus protection.
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