It’s another day, which means (almost inevitably) there’s another malicious email campaign carrying a fake anti-virus attack.
Once again the bad guys are packaging their attack in an email which claims to come from DHL Delivery Services.
A typical email, which has the subject line “Please attention!”, reads as follows:
The courier company was not able to deliver your parcel by your address.
Cause: Error in shipping address.
You may pickup the parcel at our post office personaly.
The shipping label is attached to this e-mail.
Print this label to get this package at our post office.
Please do not reply to this e-mail, it is an unmonitored mailbox!
DHL Delivery Services.
Attached to the email is a file called label.zip, which Sophos detects as Troj/FakeAV-BEG. Even though there is some peculiar wording (and spelling) in the email it’s possible that some unwary users might fall into the hacker’s trap, and open the malicious attachment.
We are seeing many reports of this attack in our global network of traps right now.
If you receive one of these emails, don’t open the attached file as you could be putting your computer at risk of infection and allowing hackers to compromised your PC.