Waiting for a delivery from Amazon.com? Well, be careful if you receive a notification in your email – as it could be that hackers are trying to trick you into infecting your computer.
We’re intercepting a wave of forged emails which claim to come from firstname.lastname@example.org, but unlike regular emails from the dot com giant they have a malicious file attached designed to run a Trojan horse on your computer.
In a seeming attempt to entice users to open the dangerous attachment, the emails have embedded inside them an image of a familiar half-opened Amazon branded package.
The emails have the following characteristics:
Shipping update for your Amazon.com order 254-71546325-658732
Shipping update for your Amazon.com order 254-78546325-658742
“[Image of Amazon package]
Please check the attachment and confirm your shipping details.
Attached file: Shipping documents.zip
As always, be sure that you have kept your computer’s defences up to date, and ensure that you never open unsolicited email attachments. An email can claim to come from a well-established brand like Amazon, but easily be a forgery created by hackers.