An insidious phishing scam directed at businesses is making the rounds once again and it is aÂ particularly effective scare tactic against business owners who have grown sensitive to reputation management. It warns that “Dun & Bradstreet” received a complaint from a customer regarding their dealings with you and usually contains an attachment named “Case_xxxx.zip.” The zip file contains a trojan horse virus.
Like all phishing scams it relies on pieces of information that make them appear legitimate. Dun & Bradstreet is a real company, and despite the appearance that the email is from firstname.lastname@example.org, these emails are not from Dun & Bradstreet. D&B has released an important notice regarding this matter .
If you received one of these emails, DO NOT OPEN THE ZIP FILE . Delete it immediately from your email system. If you opened the email or the attachment that was included, your system may have been compromised and you should check it with a current anti-virus scan or seek professional IT support.
Below is a screen grab of the scam email: