MARYLAND - The Maryland Judiciary is warning the public about a computer virus that comes in an email falsely claiming to be about a court case.
According to reports, the Judiciary has learned the email alerts recipients about an upcoming court case. However, officials say the e-mail is a scam and opening any attachment or clicking on any link in the message triggers a malicious program that infects the recipient's computer. The email is reportedly not from the courts nor is it about a court case.
Experts are urging anyone who receives an email with a subject line such as "Hearing of your case in Court" or "Notice to Appear in Court," to not open any attachments, click on any links, or unsubscribe.
If your computer is infected, experts warn that senders may be able to access and control your computer.
For more information about protecting yourself from email scams and malware threats, judiciary officials recommend reading "Recognizing and Avoiding Email Scams" on the website of the Department of Homeland Security.