This afternoon, one of our colleagues received this faux shipping notice that allegedly came from Amazon.com. Many of us shop with online retailers, so this attempt to trick you into clicking a download of the “shipping information” might work.
But wait! It’s not delivery information–it’s malware!
Legitimate notices from online retailers do not include a file for you to download. Most are either text-only emails or formatted emails containing the delivery information, logos, and graphics as part of the message. If you did download a malicious attachment like this one, contact your departmental or college IT staff or contact the IT Support Center.
The safest way of checking on the shipping or delivery status of a purchase made from an online retailer? Log in to their website using a URL you know and trust to check your order’s delivery status.
Think B4 U Click!