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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