Grady Murphy Shared Google Drive:3623019-73 To – Malware

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Grady Murphy shared Google Drive:3623019-73 to< your email address>.pretending to come from Grady Murphy < random name that matches the name inside the email> , Apps Team is another one from the current zbot runs which try to drop cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment. A very high proportion are being targeted at small and medium size businesses, with the hope of getting a better response than they do from consumers.

Almost all of these have a password stealing component, with the aim of stealing your email or FTP ( web space) log in credentials. Many of them are also designed to specifically steal your facebook and other social network log in details.

Please read our How to protect yourselves page for simple, sensible advice on how to avoid being infected by this sort of socially engineered malware.

There are several different versions of this email leading to different infection sites and links, The names of the alleged Google Drive owner who wants to share with you changes with each email. There is no attachment with this one and they want you to follow the link and download the file to infect you

some of the sites are

Email looks like

Accept Grady Murphy Google Drive ID:3623019-73 request clicking on the link below:

Confirm request

Unfortunately, this email is an automated notification, which is unable to receive replies. We’re happy to help you with any questions or concerns you may have. Please contact us directly 24/7 via

13 August 2021: GDrive925483.exe ( 40kb) Current Virus total detections: 6/54

This is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper PDF file instead of the .exe file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected.

All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments that come with the email. Whether it is a message saying “look at this picture of me I took last night” and it appears to come from a friend or is more targeted at somebody who regularly is likely to receive PDF attachments or Word .doc attachments or any other common file that you use every day. Be very careful when unzipping them and make sure you have “show known file extensions enabled“, And then look carefully at the unzipped file. If it says .EXE then it is a problem and should not be run or opened.

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