Waiting for a delivery from Amazon.com? Well, be careful if you receive a notification in your email – as it could be that hackers are trying to trick you into infecting your computer.
We’re intercepting a wave of forged emails which claim to come from email@example.com, but unlike regular emails from the dot com giant they have a malicious file attached designed to run a Trojan horse on your computer.
In a seeming attempt to entice users to open the dangerous attachment, the emails have embedded inside them an image of a familiar half-opened Amazon branded package.
The emails have the following characteristics:
Shipping update for your Amazon.com order 254-71546325-658732
Shipping update for your Amazon.com order 254-78546325-658742
“[Image of Amazon package]
Please check the attachment and confirm your shipping…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
Found this article interesting? Follow Graham Cluley on Twitter to read more of the exclusive content we post.