It is discovered that a dangerous USB memory is put in the mailbox at home
A dangerous USB memory that can be immediately infected with malware by inserting it into a PC was found in a mailbox, and police in Victoria, Australia are alerting local residents.
Harmful USB drives found in letterboxes | Victoria Police News
Australians are getting mysterious, malware-infested USB drives in the mail
A harmful USB memory stick was found in a house in Pakenham, Victoria, Australia. It is placed in a mailbox in a house, and local police are alerting local residents to 'be careful with USB memory sticks.'
The existence of this USB memory was revealed by reports from residents of Pakenham. As for how harmful it is, if you insert the USB memory into your computer, your device will be infected with malware. The person who actually found this USB memory in his home mailbox unfortunately inserts the USB memory into his PC and encounters a scam trying to provide a media streaming service. The method and details are unknown, but it was discovered that 'a dangerous USB memory is put in the mailbox' by a report from a resident who actually inserted the USB memory into the PC and thought it was suspicious.
The USB memory that was actually posted to the post has a very simple design that does not contain any of the following logos or characters.
Local Victoria police have warned local residents about this USB stick as 'extremely dangerous' on its web page.
A similar incident also happened in France, according to a report by The New York Times.
Hand-Delivered Hacking: Malicious USBs Left in Mailboxes --The New York Times
According to The New York Times, in July 2016 Julian Ascot found a plain white envelope in her mailbox. It seems that the envelope did not even have a stamp, let alone an address, so it means that someone came to post the envelope to Julian's home in Nantes, France.
It seems that what was in the envelope was a USB memory without any explanation, but Julian was a person working as a security researcher, and he said that he had doubted the contents from the time he discovered the envelope. In the end, Julian decided to throw away the USB memory as it is, and it was possible to avoid the PC being infected with malware as in the case of Pakenam, but 'to spread the malware infection from computer to computer. USB sticks may be used for the computer, 'The New York Times reports.