Computer Virus Circulating in Milwaukee

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
Service Update

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 customerservice@ups.com.

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.

This has been a public service of Upon Reflection. We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog.

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6 thoughts on “Computer Virus Circulating in Milwaukee

  1. I’ve received this email three times so far but as I wasn’t expecting any deliveries I deleted it unread.

    I HATE hackers. Grr! Argh!

  2. I’ve received this email three times so far but as I wasn’t expecting any deliveries I deleted it unread. I HATE hackers. Grr! Argh!

  3. Interesting. So its an international problem. Our local media portrayed it as a local problem. But then, there is no local when it comes to Internet viruses, is there?

  4. Interesting. So its an international problem. Our local media portrayed it as a local problem. But then, there is no local when it comes to Internet viruses, is there?

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