Spammers spoof USPS messages

Thursday - 12/1/2011, 5:07pm EST

Postal Service users beware — there is a new malware attack directed at you.

SophosLabs reports spammers are targeting users and tricking them into clicking on and infecting their computers with a Trojan horse. The messages, sent from what appears to be the U.S. Postal Service use a variety of subject lines such as, "Track your parcel" and "Your package is available for pickup."

Sophos Labs warms users not to click on the attachment if you receive these types of messages, even if you're waiting for a package to be delivered.

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