cclonline.com – Order Despatched pretending come from firstname.lastname@example.org and to be a notification about a computer being despatched to you via DPD courier services is another one from the current zbot runs which try to drop cryptolocker, ransomware and loads of other malware on your computer. They are using email addresses and subjects that will entice a user to read the email and open the attachment. A very high proportion are being targeted at small and medium size businesses, with the hope of getting a better response than they do from consumers.
Almost all of these have a password stealing component, with the aim of stealing your email or FTP ( web space) log in credentials. Many of them are also designed to specifically steal your facebook and other social network log in details.
Please read our How to protect yourselves page for simple, sensible advice on how to avoid being infected by this sort of socially engineered malware.
We are pleased to confirm that your order reference 1960096 has been despatched via Economy Courier. You will find the full details of your order and this delivery in the attached document. In a few hours, your consignment 0255417316 can be tracked through the DPD website by clicking the following link: www.dpd.co.uk/tracking/trackingSearch.do?search.searchType=1&search.consignmentNumber=0255417321
You may receive further information concerning your consignment direct from DPD via email and/or SMS
Should you have any queries regarding your purchase, our customer service staff will be pleased to assist. E-mail mailto:email@example.com or telephone 01274 471206.
Thank you for choosing CCL Computers.
Yours sincerely, www.cclonline.com
31March 2014: DESPATCH_NOTE_B18E7F.zip (72kb) Extracts to disp_75464354787914325.doc.exe Current Virus total detections: 2/51
This cclonline.com – Order Despatched is another one of the spoofed icon files that unless you have “show known file extensions enabled“, will look like a proper doc file with a fake Bluetooth icon instead of the .exe file it really is, so making it much more likely for you to accidentally open it and be infected.
All of these emails use Social engineering tricks to persuade you to open the attachments that come with the email. Whether it is a message saying “look at this picture of me I took last night” and it appears to come from a friend or is more targeted at somebody who regularly is likely to receive PDF attachments or Word .doc attachments or any other common file that you use every day. Be very careful when unzipping them and make sure you have “show known file extensions enabled“, And then look carefully at the unzipped file. If it says .EXE then it is a problem and should not be run or opened.