Beware! DHL Express malware attack appearing in inboxes

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Take care folks if you’re returning to your inbox today, after a weekend away. A malicious email could be lurking there – waiting to infect your computers.

SophosLabs has intercepted a widespread malware campaign that has been spammed out, disguised as a communication from DHL Express.

The emails have the subject line “Processing complete successfully”, and claim to be a DHL Express Tracking Notification.

The emails look like the following (click on the image for a larger version):

Attached to each of the emails is a file, DHL_Express_Processing_complete.pdf.zip, which contains malware that Sophos products detect as Troj/BredoZp-S.

If you unzip the file, and open its contents, you will be putting your Windows computer at risk of infection.

Malicious emails claiming to come from the likes of DHL, FedEx and UPS are nothing new. The reason…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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