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Spyware infected mail – USPS Shipment e-mail

Since this morning (Thursday 17 May) a number of e-mails have been delivered into University accounts with a subject line of “USPS Shipment Info for 2351 3200 0122 9268 0611 3688”. The mail contains a cleverly disguised executable disguised as a web page or a document that when clicked or opened (the attachment) will modify the security settings in your Internet Explorer browser settings to allow criminals to gain access or control to your computer. If you get any mail with these sort of characteristics (often disguised as a USPS, UPS or international postal or courier services notification) please delete or quarantine the file. (Information supplied by David Wiles, Gerga)

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