Another week, another “failed delivery” malware attack

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

You may have come into work this morning to find an email in your inbox which claims to be from United Parcel Service of America. Well, if you did receive such a message then you’re far from alone – as we’ve been intercepting many examples as they were spammed around the world.

The emails read as follows:

Hello!

We were not able to deliver postal package you sent on the 14th of May in time because the recipient’s address is not correct. Please print out the invoice copy attached and collect the package at our office.

Your United Parcel Service of America

Just so you know, the tracking reference number used in the email’s subject line changes each time.

Attached to the email is a file (called UPSNR_976120012.zip in the samples we’ve seen) that contains a malicious Trojan horse which Sophos detects as Troj/Agent-KBE. Launching the file…

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.