Scam Emails About Phony Court Cases Carrying Viruses

The Ohio Supreme Court’s news service this morning is passing on a warning of a national alert that has been issued about an email scam  in which emails purporting to come from federal and state courts are, in fact, infecting recipients with computer viruses.

“The Security Operations Center of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts is reporting the emails are instructing recipients to report to a hearing on a specified day and time, while also instructing recipients to review an attached document for detailed case information. The attachments or links in the email are a malicious program launched infecting the recipient's computer.

You are requested  that if you should  receive an email regarding a federal court case or matter of which you are unaware, to  contact the federal court in your jurisdiction before opening any attachments or links, using the court locator to find your court's contact information.

LexisNexis had more information posted here.