May be coming to a computer near you!
There has been a virus warning issued to not open any emails that have the subject line: “UPS Packet.”
The gist of the email is that it fools the person who received it into thinking that a UPS package couldn’t be delivered because of an incorrect address.
The virus opens a “backdoor” to the computer and then downloads other viruses.
The email should be deleted immediately unopened.
UPS has issued a warning that states:
Attention: Virus Warning
We have become aware there is a fraudulent e-mail being sent that says it is coming from UPS and leads the reader to believe that a UPS shipment could not be delivered. The reader is advised to open an attachment reportedly containing a waybill for the shipment to be picked up.
This e-mail attachment contains a virus. We recommend that you do not open the attachment, but delete the e-mail immediately.
UPS may send official notification messages on occasion, but they rarely include attachments. If you receive a notification message that includes an attachment and are in doubt about its authenticity, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that UPS takes its customer relationships very seriously, but cannot take responsibility for the unauthorized actions of third parties.
Thank you for your attention.
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