We see lots of phishing attempts for email credentials. This one is somewhat different than many others. It pretends to be a message from DHL telling you to Sign In With Your Correct Email and Password To Review Package Information
They use 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.
Remember many email clients, especially on a mobile phone or tablet, only show the Name in the From: and not the bit in <domain.com >. That is why these scams and phishes work so well.
The email looks like:
From: DHL Express <email@example.com>
Date: Sat 20/05/2017 14:37
Subject: Attention: You have 1 New Parcel for delivery
You have 1 New Parcel for delivery. Our courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you due to incorrect delivery details.
To receive your parcel, Please see and check attached shipping documents.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW STATUS
With kind regards, DHL Express
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CONFIDENTIALITY CAUTION: This message is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed and may be confidential in nature. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify us immediately by return e-mail and please do delete this message. You should not disseminate, distribute, copy or disclose any information contained herein to any third party. **Please consider the environment before printing this email**
If you follow the link http://parkietserwis.pl/lib/ckeditor/plugins/allmedias/meant/views.php you get redirected to http://wensli.com/ckfinder/userfiles/home/set/s1xc2ivesfegjjb9o2byvpg7.php?rand=13InboxLightaspxn.1774256418&fid&1252899642&fid.1&fav.1 you see a webpage looking like this:
Where they prominently show you all the different types of email services that DHL “partners” with to encourage you to fill in the details so they can steal your identity.
After you input your email address and password, you get told incorrect details and forwarded to an almost identical looking page where you can put it in again.
Then you go to the next page asking for your Address and phone number. Why they think a parcel delivery company wouldn’t have the delivery address is a bit strange
Then you get bounced on to the genuine DHL home page
We all get very blasé about phishing and think we know so much that we will never fall for a phishing attempt. Don’t assume that all attempts are obvious. Watch for any site that invites you to enter ANY personal or financial information. It might be an email that says “you have won a prize” or “sign up to this website for discounts, prizes and special offers”
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.
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.