Trojans spammed out in malicious wave of fake DHL emails

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

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:

HELLO!

Dear Client, Recipient’s address is wrong

ATTENTION!
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.

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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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