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Police warn of malware-laden USB sticks dropped in letterboxes

September 21st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Police in the Australian State of Victoria have warned citizens not to trust un-marked USB sticks that appear in their letterboxes.

The warning, issued today, says “The USB drives are believed to be extremely harmful and members of the public are urged to avoid plugging them into their computers or other devices.”

“Upon inserting the USB drives into their computers victims have experienced fraudulent media streaming service offers, as well as other serious issues.”

Only the suburb of Pakenham in Victoria’s capital Melbourne has experienced the dodgy stick drop, but Victoria Police nonetheless saw fit to issue a state-wide alert.

Copyright: theregister.co.uk http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/09/21/letterbox_usb_police_warning/

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