Beware of the e-mail virus in disguise of Speeding Tickets
New York State Troopers warn citizens to delete any speeding ticket through e-mail to prevent their systems from getting infected.
Hoax calls are history now. With the world communicating more and more through the computer than anything else, Hoax mails are gaining momentum. You can fall prey to such hoax e-mails that circulate in various forms and types. As soon as you open one such e-mail, the security of your computer gets compromised. No matter how tech savvy you are; such mails can target you as a prospective prey easily. Recently, such an e-mail managed to raise an alarm all around the New York City.
If State Police efforts need to taken seriously, then there is enough reason to be careful with all the mails that hit our inbox. The New York State troopers have suggested you to delete any e-mail that promises to deliver Speeding Ticket. The victims are commonly targeted through the Yahoo e-mail accounts. The mail comes in a Zipped folder pretending to be a Uniform Traffic Ticket issued by the New York Department of Motor Vehicles.
You may assume the e-mail to be a copy of a ticket to be filled and submitted at the town court. However, the moment you open the attached file, a virus attacks the computer and may make it unresponsive. The State Police Computer Forensics Lab is already analyzing the source and the level of danger to get the issue nipped at the bud. But, one’s safety is in one’s own hands. So, take precautions and save your computer from any such attack. Be cautious and delete such mails without being curious about the content.