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FedEx Customers Victims of Social Engineering Malware Attack

Posted on 3.22.2016

You would think that business professionals would be savvy enough to spot a phishing attempt, but it seems no one is safe anymore. The Comodo Threat Research Labs announced they have identified a malware attack that was targeted at customers who use FedEx shipping.

Perhaps it's related to FedEx adding a surcharge to big packages

Emails were reportedly sent that were disguised as official email communications from FedEx, telling recipients that the shipping and delivery powerhouse was trying to deliver a package to their address but was unable to do so because no one was able to sign for it. The cybercriminals asked recipients to click on and print an attachment, then go to their local office to receive their package or it would be returned. Clicking on the link, of course, activated the malware, which then infected the endpoint.  

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“Through our specific IP and URL analysis – as well as the Comodo Threat Research Labs’ continuous monitoring and scanning of data from Comodo’s users— our team was able to identify this specific, high-volume malware attack, and we simply want to alert the public to it,” said Fatih Orhan, director of Technology for Comodo and the Comodo Threat Research Labs. “As a company, we work diligently to create innovative technology solutions that stay a step ahead of cybercriminals and keep enterprises and IT environments safe.”

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