FedEx notification malware attack spammed out

Take care when opening your email inbox, as malicious hackers have spammed out another malware attack posing as a parcel delivery notification.

The emails, which pretend to be related to a FedEx package delivery, have been sent out via spam email to addresses around the world. But if you open the attached file – called – you risk infecting your Windows computer.

Dear customer.

The parcel was sent your home address.
And it will arrive within 7 business day.

More information and the tracking number are attached in document below.

Thank you.
© FedEx 1995-2011

All of the emails we have seen in this latest campaign use the subject line “FedEx notification #XXXXX” (where “XXXXX” is a random number), although obviously this could be changed by the attackers at any time.

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