During the holiday season, businesses and individuals have hectic schedules. During this time is when people can easily be targeted with email scams or viruses. Therefore, One Geek solutions is sending out a computer virus alert to everyone who uses a PC at home, or at work. The newest virus circulating is the UPS/Fed Ex/USPS Delivery Failure. You will receive an e-mail from UPS, Fed Ex, or USPS along with a packet number. It will say that they were unable to deliver a package sent to you on such-and-such a date. It then asks you to print out the invoice copy attached. DON’T TRY TO PRINT THIS. IT LAUNCHES THE VIRUS! Pass this warning on to all your PC operators at work and home. This virus has caused Millions of dollars in damage in the past few days. Snopes confirms that it is real. http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/ups.asp
Since this is the time of year where there is more packages being shipped than any other time of year, this virus is causing quite a bit of damage. Even the smartest, most cautious, and savviest of computer users and business owners can be fooled by an official looking email from what seems like UPS, Fed Ex, or USPS. It is especially easy to be fooled when you are expecting a package to be sent. Keep your system secured with your chosen antivirus, and turn on email attachment scanning if it is available in your program. Most importantly, users make sure to keep this computer virus alert in mind when going through your daily email tasks.
If you need any advice on this warning email me at email@example.com or submit your questions through my contact page. Be careful out there, and Happy Holidays from One Geek Solutions.
Computer Virus Alert