Fake and Malicious CargoSmart Email - "BL Draft is Ready for Review"

Fake and Malicious CargoSmart Email - BL Draft is Ready for Review

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The email message below, which claims that a BL Draft is ready for review from CargoSmart, is a fake and is malicious. The email, which appears as if it was sent by CargoSmart, a company that provides global shipment management software to shippers, consignees, logistics service providers and other ocean carriers, is actually being sent by cyber-criminals with a virus or a Trojan horse attached. Any attempts to open the malicious attachment, will infect the recipients' computers with a virus or Trojan horse, which will create a back-door on their computers that will allow cyber-criminals access to their computers. With access to the victims' computers, the cyber-criminals will steal their victims' personal and financial information from their computers.

The cyber-criminals will then use the victims' information to steal their money and/or identities. They may also take control of the victims' computers remotely, from anywhere in the world, and use the computers to commit other cyber-crimes, which will be traced back to the victims, who may get arrested for something they know nothing about.

The Fake and Malicious Email Message

Subject: OOCL - B/L:0427578788(XIN YANG PU DOQ7H) - BL Draft is Ready for Review

Dear Customer,

CargoSmart is pleased to provide you with the following sea waybill notification:

Carrier: OOCL
SEA WAYBILL Number: 0427578788


Document Type Number of Prints
Ver 2 Draft 3
Received on: 29 Sep 2015, 05:17 GMT
Vessel Voyage: XIN YANG PU DOQ7H
Shipper's Reference:
Carrier Remarks:

For My OOCL Center user:
You can directly "Accept" this Draft B/L by the link: Accept
You can directly "Change Request" to this Draft B/L by the link: Change Request

For My CargoSmart Center user:

You can directly "Accept" this Draft B/L by the link: Accept
You can directly "Change Request" to this Draft B/L by the link: = Change Request

If you would like to check the details of this bill of lading document(s), please visit our CargoSmart Center at http://www.CargoSmart.com.

For Technical Support, please contact CargoSmart Support. For shipping assistance, please contact the carrier= customer service centers.

Thank you for using CargoSmart, the customer preferred choice.

CargoSmart Customer Care

Recipients of the fake and malicious email are asked to delete it, and should not click on any of the links in it or attempt to open the attachment.

And, the recipients who were already tricked into clicking on the link or opening the attachment, are asked to do a full scan of their computers using the antivirus software on them.

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Fake and Malicious CargoSmart Email - "BL Draft is Ready for Review"