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Royal Mail Scam & Virus Alert
Out today is a new Scam eMail purporting to come from The Royal Mail. Each message comes with a virus attached, and early indications are that it has a malicious payload.

The messages appear to be being sent to registered users at Adobe (Their eMail address database was compromised some weeks ago), though I have had several variances of addressee ... ie: 'adobe', 'adobecs', 'adobecs3' & 'adobecs5'

The message subject is: 'Lost or Missing package'

And the Message Body will contain the following:

Mail - Lost / Missing package - UK Customs and Border Protection

Royal Mail has detained your package for some reason (for example, lack of a proper invoice, bill of sale, or other documentation, a possible trademark violation, or if the package requires a formal entry) the RM International Mail Branch holding it will notify you of the reason for detention (in writing) and how you can get it released.

Please fulfil the documents attached.


Bin this eMail immediately - do NOT attempt to open the attachment/s. At this early stage it is not known how 'deadly' this virus is.

Avast is removing the attachment/s from the messages before delivering them to my mailbox.

Links in the message will look real, with http://www.royalmail.com or http://www.royalmailgroup.com addresses.

Please share this post to make everyone aware of the dangers of opening messages containing viruses.

Stay safe!


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