Beware of "DHL Ship Notification Service" Virus Emails
March 12, 2014
May 6, 2013
Recipients of the email message below with the subject: "DHL Ship Notification Service," are asked not to click on the links or follow the instructions in it. The email message is just one of the many created by scammers or hackers to trick the recipients into clicking on the links in it, which will take them to malicious websites that will infect their computers with viruses or spyware.
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A Sample of the "DHL Ship Notification Service" Malicious Email
From: "Express Mail" firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: May 3, 2013, 11:32:13 PM EST
Subject: Ship Notification Service
Reply-To: "Express Mail" email@example.com
If the links are not working, please move message to "Inbox" folder.
DHL PACK STATION
DHL Ship Shipment Notification
On May 1, 2013 a shipment label was printed for delivery.
The shipment number of this package is 77390249.
To get additional info about this shipment use any of these options:
1) Click the following URL in your browser:
Get Shipment Info
2) Enter the shipment number on tracking page:
For further assistance, please call DHL Customer Service. For International Customer Service, please use official DHL site.
This message was created by DHL Ship, a product of DHL, at the request of the sender. No authentication of email address has been performed.
Deutsche Post DHL 2013 DHL International GmbH. All rights reserved.
Clicking on any of the links in this email message will take the recipients to the following website:
www.dupreezvanwyk .co.za/ images/index.php?info=845_1340062607
It appears that the website was hacked and the malicious web page "/images/index.php" was placed on it. The page will automatically download the zip file "Shipping-Detail.zip" that contains the malicious Trojan horse "Shipping Detail.exe".
The file "Shipping Detail.exe" was scanned at http://virustotal.com and the following antirvirus software detected the Trojan horse:
Antivirus - Threat
Avast - Win32:Crypt-OQO [Trj]
ByteHero - Trojan.Malware.Obscu.Gen.004
ESET-NOD32 - a variant of Win32/Kryptik.AYMJ
Fortinet - W32/Kuluoz.ABY!tr.dld
GData - Win32:Crypt-OQO
Kaspersky - Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Dofoil.pog
Malwarebytes - Trojan.Downloader
McAfee - Artemis!F27B3B05B52B
McAfee-GW-Edition - Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-BAY.K
Sophos - Mal/Weelsof-D
VIPRE - Trojan.Win32.Kuluoz.b (v)
Recipients of the malicious email message should delete it and should not attempt to open the attachment. Recipients of email notifications from an organization are asked to go directly to that organization's website and view the information from there, instead of clicking on the links in it. Therefore, recipients of email messages similar to the one above should always go directly to DHL's website at http://www.dhl.com/ and track their shipment from there.
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