Beware: Impersonation messages to the Israel Post and courier companies

Recently, a variety of phishing scams have been identified that impersonate postal services and try to steal credit information. The impersonation of the Israel Post has been leading in recent weeks and appears in various versions

A study of Information security company ESET Found that 61% of consumers worldwide stated that they shop online more often than before the outbreak of the corona virus.

Network criminals are aware of this, and are now focusing their efforts on attempts to impersonate postal services and parcels that have arrived in the country.

The most popular messages recently are impersonation messages to the Israel Post, which include the company logo, and an update on a package that is available for collection. To give credibility to a message, an apparent package number is specified.

“Your package has arrived”

Same scam, another version of the phishing email

The recipient of the message must confirm payment of the shipping costs by clicking on the “Confirm Payment” button.

Malicious page – to enter credit card information

After clicking on payment confirmation, the recipients reach a malicious page, which is intended to enter the payment details and in which the ID card, name, card number, validity and three digits must be filled out.

Another message that has been circulated recently, works in a similar way, and impersonates the shipping company DHL, when the goal is the same – to obtain the credit card information of the recipients.

Impersonation message toDHL

At the information security company ESET Israel reports that “without a doubt the hackers have become more sophisticated. Behind every scam attempt there is thinking how to make it the most interesting, tempting and reliable. It is important to be aware of these attempts and not enter credit information, especially when the request came to you. You initiated.

If there is any doubt that this may really be a package that is intended for you, you can always contact the post office or the supplier from whom you allegedly received the referral and check proactively. “