Aware: Royal Mail emails carries malware

Sophos website, warns all the internet users to be careful of an email stating to be from Royal Mail containing malware that destroys your computer.

The cybercriminals who have spread the malware email are playing on your inquisitiveness and eager that you will be excited to unwrap the connected ZIP file in the false faith that a package is on its way to you. If you remove the connected ZIP file your computer will be attacked by the Trojan horse.

A typical email reads:

Royal Mail Group Shipment Advisory
The following 1 piece(s) have been sent via Royal Mail on Mon, 21 Aug 2012 15:43:14 +0530, REF# 5646597645
SHIPMENT CONTENTS: Documents
SHIPPER REFERENCE: PLEASE REFER TO ATTACHED FILE
ADDITIONAL MESSAGE FROM SHIPPER: PLEASE REFER TO ATTACHED FILE
Royal Mail Group Ltd 2012. All rights reserved

The emails are not really belongs to the Royal mail in any case, regardless of them coming into view to get there from noreply@royalmail.com and including the Royal Mail’s logo.

If you get this email immediately remove it. Do not unwrap the attached ZIP file or you might face the danger of having your computer attacked with the malware.

Get more information about the fraud email on http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2012/08/20/royal-mail-malware/

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