Wednesday, 21st August 2019

Beware of stray USB keys!

Residents in France are being alerted to a data scam involving USB computer drives or “USB sticks” put into letter boxes.

Scammers have been placing USB sticks in households letter boxes, counting on the curiosity of recipients to plug them into their computers in a bid to find out the contents.

Once the USB stick is plugged in, it installs a virus on the users’ computer, through which the scammers can then access personal, confidential details, including financial and ID information.

I must be incredably naive, curious, no I am just nosey!, as I think I would have wanted to see what was on the USB key!






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