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Not Expecting Any Packages? Then Delete that DHL Delivery Email in Your Inbox

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bill-swift - June 26, 2012

Email is the most common medium that people use to communicate online. Most people have Facebook, a chunk of them use Twitter, but you can bet your bottom dollar that all of them use email on a regular basis.

Because of this, you can pretty much understand why spammers and cyber criminals find email so appealing for their scams. Another one that researchers from Sophos discovered claimed to be from DHL, informing recipients that they had just gotten a package.

Thing is, if you weren't expecting one or haven't done any online shopping lately, then that email is more likely to be spam, ready to serve you some scams and malware on the side.

The emails have subjects like "DHL Express Parcel Tracking notification [random code]" or "DHL Express Tracking Notification ID [random code]" or "DHL International Notification for shipment [random code]" and read as if they were automatically generated notification messages sent out by DHL.

Shipment status may also be obtained from our Internet site in USA under http://track.dhl-usa.com or Globally under http://www.dhl.com/track. Please do not reply to this email. This is an automated application used only for sending proactive notifications.

-- DHL scam email

Each email has a .ZIP file, with randomly generated filenames such as DHL_International_Delivery_Details-[random code].zip. This attached file contains Windows malware that has been detected as Troj/Agent-WMO.

Spread the word about this scam to your friends and contacts so they don't fall for it. And remember to keep your anti-virus program updated to safeguard your computer from such malware scams and attacks.

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