FedEx notification malware attack spammed out

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

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 document.zip – 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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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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