UPS Warns Of E-Mail Virus

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by cheryl, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    UPS Warns Of E-Mail Virus - WCCO

    United Parcel Service is warning of a computer virus circulating under the guise of an e-mail from UPS.

    According to a release from UPS, the virus is attached to an e-mail that warns readers they have a shipment that couldn't be delivered unless they click on the attachment.
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I received this e-mail and delelted it w/o opening it. I advise all to do the same. Dave.
  3. freeloader

    freeloader geek

    It's only a trojan. Just kidding. Seriously don't open the attachment. More than likely your AV will catch it anyways.

    It was just a matter of time before someone came up with the idea to spoof UPS emails. The list of companies who have been the subject of spoofed emails for phishing schemes (most popular) goes on and on. Unfortunately, there is very little that UPS (or any other company for that matter) can do. This is where you rely on either a) smart users to not fall victim to the scam or b) up to date antivirus/antispam software to catch the bad stuff before it gets to your inbox.