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Cybercriminals have taken advantage of the increase in online purchases coinciding

with the proximity of Christmas and Black Friday

to carry out a 'phishing' campaign in which they impersonate the identity of Correos to carry out fraud that includes the theft of Bank cards.

Only between November 25 and 28, Kaspersky systems detected

the sending of more than 930 messages of this type

of cyber


, as reported by the cybersecurity company in a statement.

Fraudulent messages are usually titled 'Your shipment is on its way' and contain a link for

the user to click and download 'malware' to their device


To do this, cybercriminals use the argument that

the delivery could not be made

, leaving the shipping costs pending payment.

The sender's address, although it indicates Customer Service, does not coincide at all with the official postal address.

If the unsuspecting user decides to click on the successive links, they will find screens very similar to the original ones.

In the first, the payment of 1.79 euros is requested on

a false website that requests bank details


The following simulates the validation of the data provided with the Correos logo.

"Cybercriminals are taking advantage of

the growth in online purchases

made during these days on the occasion of Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday to collect personal and banking information from the most naive shoppers," warned Dani Creus, Senior Security Analyst of the Research and Development team. Kaspersky Analysis (GReAT).

The cybersecurity company has recommended that users

increase caution in Christmas shopping

, a period in which 'phishing' traditionally increases.

"We urge all users to

take extreme precautions

to detect these emails of suspicious origin. Falling into the trap of this type of scam opens the door to various malicious operations, from stealing money to putting corporate networks at risk, if they are does from the company mail ", concluded Creus.

Some of these precautionary measures include

paying attention to the message text

- that it does not have a wrong format, grammar or spelling mistakes - as well as not opening attached documents or clicking on links in emails from delivery services, especially if the sender insists on it.

It is preferable to go to the official website and log in from there.

According to the criteria of The Trust Project

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