Be on your guard against the latest “undelivered package” malware attack that cybercriminals are spamming out right now.
Regular readers of Naked Security will be all too familiar with emails claiming to come from the likes of FedEx, UPS and DHL which pretend to be about a parcel that wasn’t delivered properly (and all you have to do is click on the attachment to
learn more become infected.)
Now we’re seeing malicious emails which pretend to come from “Post Express Service”. Here’s a typical example:
Subject: Post Express Service. Get the parcel NR<random number>
Your package has been returned to the Post Express office.
The reason of the return is "Error in the delivery address"
Attached to the letter mailing label contains the details of the package delivery.
You have to print mailing label, and come in the Post Express office in order to receive the packages.
Post Express Support
Attached file: Post_Express_Label_<random number>.zip
Other subject lines used in the attack include:
Post Express Service. Number of your parcel <random number>
Post Express Service. Package is available for pickup! NR<random number>
Post Express Service. Delivery refuse! NR<random number>
Hopefully you and the users inside your company won’t be so excited about the thought of an unexpected parcel that they open the attached file, as doing so will infect your Windows computer with malware.
Remember, there’s only one reason why cybercriminals keep using this type of social engineering to fool users into running malware – it works.