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Computer Active (UK) - - Protect Your Tech - Alan James

Be­ware new Her­mes scam In early April I re­ceived an un­ex­pected email claim­ing to be from the courier Her­mes. They some­times de­liver items to me from Tesco and Next, so I read it with in­ter­est. But I didn’t recog­nise the sender’s email ad­dress ( ship­ping.

sta­tus@bizvid­vlog.com). The email told me my or­der was on its way, but I hadn’t or­dered any­thing all year. Af­ter a quick search on­line, I re­alised I’d been tar­geted by a scam spot­ted by se­cu­rity re­searchers (read this blog: www.snipca.com/27448). I had a lucky es­cape, be­cause the email con­tained nasty mal­ware.

Warn your fel­low read­ers about scams at let­ters@com­put­er­ac­tive.co.uk

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