Beware of the court-summons scam

scam alertIn today’s litigious society, almost anyone could be sued, and that’s what makes a pernicious malware scam so effective.

In an email that appears to bear the logo of a law firm, victims are told that they’re being summoned to court and that their failure to appear would cause the case to be heard without them — possibly resulting in a default judgment.

The catch: To find out who is suing, as well as the date and time of the hearing, you’re supposed to click on an attached “notice.” If you do, you’ll see what appears to be a court document — which is phony — on your screen.

But what you won’t see is that the “exe” file you just opened is also slipping some nasty malware onto your computer.  More