UPS Invoice 5305325782943? It’s another malware attack

Graham Cluley

Yes, there are lots of web-based threats out there – but that doesn’t mean that cybercriminals have stopped abusing email systems to spread their malware.

In the past few days we’ve seen hundreds of thousands of dangerous emails posing as a “Facebook Password Reset Confirmation”, a “Contract of Settlements”, and failed deliveries from DHL, amongst others.

Today the bad guys have changed their tack – but only slightly. Rather than DHL or FedEx, they’ve switched back to UPS:

The message in the email reads:

Unfortunately we were not able to deliver postal package you send on October the 1st in time because the recipients address is not correct. Please print out the invoice cioy attached and collect the package at our office

Your UPS

Of course the emails, which have the subject line…

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.