Abnormal Security reported Wednesday that its email security platform blocked a credential phishing attack impersonating the U.S. Postal Service that sought to get victims to give up their credit card credentials and pay a special delivery fee within three days to ensure package delivered.

In a blog post today, Abnormal Security said the attackers sought to take advantage of consumers looking to get packages delivered quickly over the holidays.

These type of scams are prevalent as pointed out in recent research by CheckPoint, which found a 440 percent increase in shipping-related phishing emails in November 2020 when compared with October. More broadly, phishing scams often tie to current events.

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