Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Did You Receive a FedEx Delivery Failure Notification Email? Don't Open It.

Although cybercriminals have been sending fake package delivery notices for months, the malware-infested spam messages still pose a huge risk for recipients.

With Christmas on Sunday, it’s highly probable that folks are still waiting for last minute gifts to arrive in the mail and will be on high alert to make sure they show up without any issue.

While standard procedure is to refer to the “Sorry we missed you!” note left on the door by the delivery guy, some may simply have too much on their mind and find themselves caught with their guards down when they see the fraudulent delivery failure notification in their email inbox.

Unfortunately, that leaves them susceptible to opening the malicious file attachment, “FedEx report.zip”, which is likely Trojan.FakeAlert, gift-wrapped and ready to be opened by an unsuspecting victim.

So, if you see this email, delete it immediately WITHOUT opening any of its contents:
From: FedEx (info[at]fedex.net)
Subject:  FedEx Delivery Failure Notification


Unfortunately we failed to deliver the postal package you have sent on the
14th of December in time because the recipient's address is erroneous.

Please print out the shipment label attached and collect the package at our

FedEx Inc.

FedEx was kind enough to post examples of additional spam emails that cybercriminals are sending out in hopes of stealing login credentials and spreading malware. Be sure to take a moment & check them out.

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