Trojans spammed out in malicious wave of fake DHL emails

Graham Cluley
Graham Cluley
@[email protected]

There is a significant wave of malicious emails being spammed out presently, posing as notification messages from DHL.

If you make the mistake of opening the attached ZIP file you will be putting your computer at risk of infection by a Trojan horse.

There’s nothing new, of course, about cybercriminals disguising their attacks as notifications from DHL.

This attack, though, is particularly aggressive and – as you can see in the examples below – uses a variety of different DHL-related subject lines, attachment names and message bodies:


Dear Client, Recipient’s address is wrong< Print out the invoice copy attached and collect the package at our department Best wishes , DHL Customer Services

DEAR CLIENT , We were not able to deliver the postal package

Please print out the invoice copy attached and collect the package at our department

Pack it. Ship…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

Found this article interesting? Follow Graham Cluley on Twitter, Mastodon, or Threads to read more of the exclusive content we post.

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, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

What do you think? Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.