To: DC Office Distribution List; ETI Distribution List; Rockville Office Distribution List
Subject: New Malware
During the last few days an increase in bogus emails pretending to be sent by DHL and/or UPS has shown on our server. The latest batch show the sender to be any of the email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com. The emails typically alerts the recipient that a delivery could not be made and it has a Zip file attachment. Our email virus checking software seems to have quarantined such emails (you will see an attachment such as DHL_invoice_2817.zip.txt). However, there is often a lag between the time a malware is launched and the time the malware signature is propagated to anti-malware software for subsequent detection. Thus you should be on the lookout for any suspicious/unexpected emails you receive. If you are not sure, please consult with either myself or Kate.