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Fraudsters send fake packet delivery messages from DHL

Researchers have discovered phishing packet delivery messages that are supposed to come from well-known courrier companies such as DHL, FedEx and UPS.

Delivery DHL

With most people still locked in their homes because of it COVID-19, The online purchases and deliveries have increased significantly.

Cybercriminals take advantage of this situation and create new scams using bait him COVID-19. The goal is to persuade people to visit maliciously sites or open maliciously programs.

In a new report Kaspersky, the researchers reported a new wave Phishing fraud using COVID-19 as a subject and Well-known shipping and delivery companies, such as FedEx, UPS and DHL, are imitating.

Phishing packet delivery messages on the subject COVID-19

In one of them e-mail seen by Kaspersky, the attackers imitate her DHL and they say in victim that there is a problem with the package delivery process due to COVID-19. For this reason, they cannot send him the package that has reached the company. They then ask the victim to make some corrections to the attached shipping document. If the user opens the attachment, he will install (unintentionally) it Bsymem Trojan.

Delivery DHL

Another similar email comes from (supposedly) FedEx and states that due to the "lockdown", a package of the victim is kept in the warehouse. He then asks user to click on a phishing link to reprogram its receipt.

Respectively, fake emails have been found by her UPS. Of course, this company has nothing to do with fraud either.

package delivery

Criminals use well-known package delivery companies such as FedEx, UPS and DHL to look more convincing and mislead victims. Target is infecting victims' computers with malware.

Protect yourself from them Phishing emails

Since the beginning of 2020, researchers from Zscaler They have seen an increase of 30.000% in Phishing attacks using COVID-19 as bait.

That's why all users need to be wary of the messages they receive.

Also, special attention should be paid to the wording and grammar of the emails texts.

"Pay attention to the text. "A large company (like DHL) will never send emails with text errors and poor grammar," Kaspersky advises.

As you can see above, in Phishing email from DHL, the attackers did not even try to make the text look convincing.

Finally, Kaspersky states that we should not attach attachments to emails from shipping or delivery services. Instead, we should visit official site of companies.

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