PayPal users should be on the lookout for a scam email designed to install malware on their computer, security experts have warned. The malicious email is disguised to look like an official communication from PayPal, and even appears to be sent from the address firstname.lastname@example.org. Users who open the email, which is often sent with the subject line “PayPal account warning,” are prompted to open an attached Word document laced with malware. The computer virus appears to only hit Windows machines, with Mac, iPhone and Android users unaffected by the virus — even if they open the fraudulent email. It’s unclear how many people have been targeted in the latest malware attack. There are a number of different variations of the PayPal scam currently being circulated online, according to security blog My Online Security. Security experts have urged people to exercise caution if they receive the email.
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