Outbreak: Post Express Service malware attack spammed out

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Be on your guard against the latest “undelivered package” malware attack that cybercriminals are spamming out right now.

Regular readers of Naked Security will be all too familiar with emails claiming to come from the likes of FedEx, UPS and DHL which pretend to be about a parcel that wasn’t delivered properly (and all you have to do is click on the attachment to learn more become infected.)

Now we’re seeing malicious emails which pretend to come from “Post Express Service”. Here’s a typical example:

Subject: Post Express Service. Get the parcel NR<random number>

Message body:
Dear client.

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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