While I am upset with FedEx, I am even more upset with FeDex!
Just a reminder for you to not open all email you receive. This is a malware attachment. The real FedEx knows about these. http://www.fedex.com/us/security/prevent-fraud/email.html and http://www.fedex.com/us/update2.html
Instead of delving into the type of scam this is, Phishing, and instead of talking about the malware inside the zip file, I want to tell you to “just say no” and don’t open such emails.
This one is easy to identify, the business name is misspelled and there is no reason Prescott Washington would be contacting me. Which by the way is a town, not a person https://email@example.com,-118.3144633,14.25z
The next give away it the actual email address of ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ which is obviously not a real FedEx email address.
The 3rd give away was the “Label” number. FedEx does not use ‘label’ they use tracking and the tracking number does not match any I have seen before. If however you could not tell that, the easy way is to simply go to the FedEx web tracking site and enter the number, manually.
Sometimes your “SPAM” filter will not catch this type of email and your anti-virus will not stop it (because the payload has not been launched). That is why you need to take the time to look at an email before you open it.
That’s all for now, short and sweet.
Until we meet again, have a virus free week!