DHL Delivery Hoax Delivers Malware

Emergency Computer KeyHere is a post from Naked Security that warns of a phishing malware attack that comes in your computer email. Graham Cluley reports this warning in his article and I’m passing it on to you.

by Graham Cluley on March 20, 2013 “Just earlier this week, I warned about a malware attack that had been widely spammed out posing as a message from DHL Express International.

The trick, which is an old one, goes like this.

Cybercriminals spam out an email, with forged header information, tricking you into believing that it is from a shipping company like DHL or FedEx.

The email tells you that they tried to deliver a package to you, but failed for some reason. Sometimes the emails claim to be notifications of a shipment you have made.

Either way, you can’t resist being curious as to what the email is referring to – and open the attached file (or click on a link embedded inside the email).

And with that, your computer is infected and under the control of malicious hackers who have just planted a Trojan horse on your computer.

As attacks go, it’s pretty unsophisticated. But the fact that we see attacks using this formula virtually every day indicates that it’s a ruse that works well for the online criminals, and continues to help them make money.” See Naked Security for the rest of the article.

Be very careful…it’s dangerous out there.

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Best regards,

Paul

paulsinternetsecurity(at)yahoo.com

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