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Shipping info virus scam

There have been a lot of messages in my inbox with a virus payload. The messages masquarade as messages from one of the big shipping companies: DHL, FEDEX, USPS, UPS or DHL. There is a ZIP attachment.

 

This is just like those scary movies where you yell at the screen “DON’T OPEN THAT DOOR”.. In this case it is DON’T OPEN THAT ZIP ATTACHMENT.

 

 

The real shipping companies do not send emails with zip files attached.

 

 

Here is how one of the emails appears. Note the From Address that is not from UPS.Com and also note the ZIP file. Never click on that Zip attachment. (unless you want a severely infected computer)

 


Below is the result of the virus. It shows a fake alert trying to get you to buy their ‘product’. You would think that a State Attorney General somewhere would get after the perpetrators.

 

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