Sloppy spelling scuppers DHL malware spam attack

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Thank heavens for the poor education of cybercriminals!

If they had paid more attention to spelling and grammar at school (rather than mugging younger kids for their dinner money and inflicting chinese burns behind the bicycle sheds) then maybe some of their scams would be harder to spot.

Take this malware campaign that we are seeing being spammed out right now, for instance.

Subject: DHL notification

Message body:
Dear customer.
The parcel was send your home address.
And it will arrice within 7 bussness day.

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

Thank you.
2011 DHL International GmbH. All rights reserverd.

The email doesn’t really come from DHL, of course. This is just the latest in a long line of instances where cybercriminals have distributed malware attacks posing as communications from a delivery firm…

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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