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A Thank You from
Google For Submitting Your Resume-Virus!
Summary of the eRumor: This is an email that informs
readers that their resume has been received by the staffing team of the
popular search engine Google.com. The email thanks them for their
application and comes with a "zipped" compressed
file attached suggesting that they open it to confirm their
The Truth: This is a scam to trick
readers into opening an attachment in the email that contains a virus.
Many Google users have received this email
and reported it to the Google Help Bulletin Board, some noting that their malware interception
tools were unable to detect the infected file.
Some popular email services like
Yahoo, use malware detection utilities for attachments but since this
file is in a compress zip format it may slip by undetected.
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
We just received your resume and would
like to thank you for your interest in working at Google. This email
confirms that your application has been submitted for an open position.
Our staffing team will carefully
assess your qualifications for the role(s) you selected and others that
may be a fit. Should there be a suitable match, we will be sure to get
in touch with you.
Click on the attached file to review
your submitted application.
Have fun and thanks again for applying
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