DHL DELIVERY DETAILS pretending to come from email@example.com is one of the latest attempts to steal your email account 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.
The original email looks like this It will NEVER be a genuine email from DHLor any other company so don’t ever click the link in the email. If you do it will lead you to a website that looks at first glance like the genuine DHL website but you can clearly see in the address bar, that it is fake. Some versions of this phish will ask you fill in the html ( webpage) form that comes attached to the email.
YourParcel arrived at the POST Office on July 30th 2021. Our Courier was Unable to deliver the Parcel to your address. To receive the Parcel you should Go to the nearest DHL Office and Take with you your mailing label. The label is attached mailing. Please print it and show at the nearest DHL office to receive the parcel. Thank you for
DHL_phish_emailIf you are unwise enough to click the link in the email you will be sent to http://cherysweete1843.org/DHL%20_%20Tracking/DHL%20_%20Tracking.htm ( or whichever other site the phishers have set up to steal your information)
The site looks like :
And entering an email address and password, just gives you a download of the image that was originally in the email.
It just looks like the phishers are trying to get email account details and hoping that an unwary user will be unwise enough to give them the password for their email account so it can be used for sending more spam. Of course there will be a few users who genuinely have DHL accounts and the log in details might be enough to compromise the account and use the account to send stolen or illegal items through the DHL network with minimum risk to the criminals.
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. Or whether it is a straight forward attempt, like this one, to steal your personal, bank, credit card or email and social networking log in details.
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.