Beware: Fake Google Job Resume Status Emails Contain Viruses

Feb 22, 2010 • 8:29 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

A Google Web Search Help reports several users receiving an email from resume-thanks@google.com thanking them for submitting their resume to Google. The issue is, the email is fake.

Emails from resume-thanks@google.com containing the subject "Thank you from Google!" are fake. They also contain a virus and they ask you to open the virus. Here is a copy of the text of the email:

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 to Google!

Google Staffing

So whatever you do, do not open that attachement.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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Comments:

B

03/12/2010 11:30 pm

does it harm macs? because i accidentally opened it

Jake

04/14/2010 04:18 pm

Yeah, but my copy of Avast ok's the file when I scan it. sheez

No Name

05/07/2010 02:51 pm

This virus is still alive and well, been receiving this 2 days in a row. I've posted details here: http://forums.searchenginewatch.com/showthread.php?t=26265 Searchengineman

Rick

08/03/2010 02:58 pm

Just received this thing today ! 3 August 2010

Clare

08/03/2010 03:31 pm

got one today - knew something was going on, yet McAfee didn't pick it up - not happy!!

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