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Digby
22-07-2008, 12:29 PM
Hi Guys

I just got an email saying its from UPS.

Saying that a parcel could not be delivered due to an incorrect address.

It has an attachment with the details. I have not opened it yet.

I wonder if it is a virus or trojan as I have not sent or am not not expecting a parcel. AVG let it through.

What do you think ?

Speedy Gonzales
22-07-2008, 12:31 PM
Well if you dont know what it is, or what its talking about, delete it

SurferJoe46
22-07-2008, 12:55 PM
Couldn't you open it on a VM?

wainuitech
22-07-2008, 01:07 PM
As speedy suggested, Just DONT open it.

If you are wanting to make sure phone them and ask if they have a parcel for you.

Safari
22-07-2008, 01:09 PM
Did you consider that if it is actually from UPS how did they know your email address.

bevy121
22-07-2008, 01:11 PM
you mean this one? :rolleyes:

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UPS Virus Warning
Tuesday July 15, 2008
UPS has issued a warning about a new computer virus circulating as an attachment to emails purporting to originate from the "UPS Packet Service." The warning is authentic. The virus is real.

The bogus Packet Service messages claim a parcel sent by the user was undeliverable due to an incorrect address. The user is instructed to open an attachment containing a copy of the invoice. The attachment actually contains a virus which may infect the user's computer.

As a general rule, Internet users should always be wary of opening unknown file attachments, and maintain up-to-date antivirus protection on their computers at all times.

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Text of the UPS alert:

Attention Virus Warning

We have become aware there is a fraudulent email 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 email 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.

Digby
22-07-2008, 01:13 PM
Thanks Bevy

That's what I though it was !

Cunning bast....

I'll delete it now !

Speedy Gonzales
22-07-2008, 01:18 PM
And it looks like it installs:

Rootkit/Agent.JEP and Adware/AntivirusXP2008.

If you did open it

bevy121
22-07-2008, 01:18 PM
Did you consider that if it is actually from UPS how did they know your email address.

You really think the only way someone would know the e-mail address is if they were legitimate?

And have you ever heard of "spoofing the senders address" = fake
:eek:

*edit*
Sorry Safari, just realized what you were meaning...

wratterus
22-07-2008, 02:35 PM
I highly doubt you have used UPS?

Goes without saying - delete it, and then delete it from the deleted items.

AVG doesn't detect that kinda stuff as a rule.

:thumbs:

pctek
22-07-2008, 02:44 PM
I wonder if it is a virus or trojan as I have not sent or am not not expecting a parcel. AVG let it through.


Of course it is, what did you think? They send stuff to you without you buying something?

And if you have preview enabled in your email program, then yes you have already opened it.


AVG may have stripped it out but it could also be spyware that AVG won't recognise.

Safari
22-07-2008, 03:52 PM
Of course it is, what did you think? They send stuff to you without you buying something?

And if you have preview enabled in your email program, then yes you have already opened it.


AVG may have stripped it out but it could also be spyware that AVG won't recognise.

Just because you have preview enabled does not mean the infected attachment will run or open.

Most don't actually.

Agent_24
22-07-2008, 10:11 PM
Mailwasher or webmail is good for getting rid of dodgy stuff

CYaBro
23-07-2008, 12:09 AM
It sure is a virus.
I got the email the other day and NOD32 picked it up as it was downloading from the ISP email server.