Online criminals are again targeting Windows users with mass emails faking DHL shipping notices.
Reports confirm the emails with the subject “Express Shipment Notification” are designed to install Malware onto the computers of unsuspecting PC users.
A typical example of the email looks like this:
The attached ZIP file name varies but generally consists of “DHL reportXXXXXX.zip”. This zip contains the malware.
These type of attacks have been common since email became popular and many safeguards have been put in place. However the fact that they are still happening means they must still be successful in infecting home and business users. The Malware is generally used by cybercriminals to steal banking information or create distributed denial of service attacks (DDOS).
The simple advice with any kind of unsolicited email is to never download attachments or click any links . Go to the company website or check online for any known hoaxes or scams.
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