DHL Tracking Number UOYKCUFSBERKNAIBR spells danger

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

The cyberscoundrels are up to their dirty rotten tricks again, sending fake emails pretending to be notifications from DHL that there is a parcel that you should pick up.

Attached to the emails is a ZIP file called UOYKCUFSBERKNAIBR.zip which contains a malicious threat. Sophos detects the malware proactively as Mal/EncPk-LE. Users of other anti-virus products might be wise to update their systems as this attack is being spammed out widely.

Here’s what the rest of the email looks like:

Subject:
DHL Tracking Number UOYKCUFSBERKNAIBR

Message body:
Dear customer!

The courier company was not able to deliver your parcel by your address.

You may pickup the parcel at our post office personaly.

The shipping label is attached to this e-mail.
Please print this label to get this…

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.