The Clifton, N.J.-based Comodo Threat Research Labs identified a malware attack in both English and Italian targeting customers of FedEx. Fake emails told recipients that FedEx was attempting to deliver a package.

An alert on the official FedEx website warned, "We have received reports of fraudulent emails with the subject lines 'Shipping Conformation,' 'Verify Info,' 'Some important information is missing' and 'Please fulfill the documents attached to verify your identity.' The fraudulent email may have an attached file that may contain a virus or other malware."

FedEx added, "If you receive a message matching this description below, do not open the email or click on the attachment. Delete the email immediately or forward it to [email protected]. FedEx does not send unsolicited emails to customers requesting information regarding packages, invoices, account numbers, passwords or personal information."

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Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).