Email from DHL? More malware masquerading as missing mail

Graham Cluley
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Earlier this week I warned you about a torrent of dangerous emails which were flooding inboxes, posing as messages from DHL and FedEx.

The attacks haven’t stopped, but they have slightly morphed their appearance – using different subject lines and filenames for the malicious attachment which contains a Trojan horse.

You can see a brief snapshot of some of today’s DHL-related attacks in our spamtraps below:

Although the filenames and subject lines can differ, the content of the emails is the same, including the mis-spelling of “personaly”:


The courier company was not able to deliver your parcel by your address.
Cause: Error in shipping address.

You may pickup the parcel at our post office personaly!

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

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity 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 analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.