FedEx Customers Targeted By New Phishing Scam
A new kind of phishing scam targeted by hackers on the FedEx customers uses a social engineering scheme by which it should be strikes that one nerve all these people have in common. And they have the wish to delivered their packages.
According to a report of The Comodo Threat Research Labsteam that the hackers were targeting the only English & Italian users in which they use the technique to sending emails that look like an official correspondence of FedEx in which malicious as well as harmful files attached in their emails.
Due to this, the users get fear from this kind of emails that's why the hackers take advantage of the users fear of their losing packages. They send the emails of that time when users are not present in their residence to receive their packages and hackers create such conditions due to which either the users go to the FedEx office within the next 48 hours or the package would be returned.
And that time users have no choice and they open their requests of that emails. And during the period to open their email, the malware downloads automatically. Even Comodo also not specify that what kind of malware was entered in the computer at the endpoint.
On Tuesday Fatih Orphan who is a director of technology at Comodo and also the Comodo Threat Research Labs told in a SCMagazine in an email that,
"Because Comodo is able to work with and execute unknown files in our container technology, we were able to review and decipher the attachment as rogue malware, designed to simply cause endpoints and computers to be corrupted. We did not detect any ransomware at all associated with this specific stream."
And you know what the hackers have the reason behind the sending emails in English as well as in Italian because it would be harder to decipher.
Even Comodo noticed that this scam getting hard to know or specify the fake emails other than odd syntax because it have good mimicking logos as well as use the coloring effects by various corporations. And the team also added that this scam can be altered very easily by bad guys that target to new groups of people.
But the company who delivers package that offered a simple method for finding an email correspondence is valid or not. And on this situation, FedEx said in a statement that,
"FedEx does not send unsolicited emails to customers requesting information regarding packages, invoices, account numbers, passwords or personal information."