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Hackers are mailing out USB drives infected with ransomware

10
Jan
2022
Hackers are mailing out USB drives infected with ransomware

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The FBI has warned the US defense industry that a cybercrime group is mailing malicious flash drives to companies in an attempt to infect the target networks with malware.

Getting a flash drive via mail might sound as it came straight out of a spy novel, but unless you know exactly who sent it, it’s almost certainly carrying malware and should be disposed of, immediately.

In this particular case, the Federal Bureau of Investigation says the FIN7 group “impersonated Amazon and the US Department of Health & Human Services,” and sent numerous parcels using the United States Postal Service (USPS) and United Parcel Service (UPS).

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