The Social Affairs and Employment Inspectorate (SZW) warns Internet users for emails sent on behalf of the organization that contain an Excel attachment with a virus. The e-mail has the subject “Second notification – Investigation has started”.
On the website The SZW shows examples of the rogue emails. The reason for the so-called investigation concerns a complaint about a company that allegedly violated labor law during a crisis period.
Cyber criminals mention different complaint numbers, times and notification numbers in the email. It also mentions sanctions that the company may face, such as a lawsuit: “The complaint and investigation details are attached to this message. Please read the attached documents and respond accordingly. We have included the edited complaints and the exact allegations”, reads the email.
If the recipient accidentally opened the file, the advice is to have the computer checked for malware. The Excel attachment contains a virus that installs malware on the computer.