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Beware! Hackers Deliver USB Devices Containing Malware Using Best Buy Gift Cards
Hackers are becoming more and more creative with how they obtain personal information. They are starting to send malicious USB drives from Best Buy to its loyal customers. By doing this, those customers may not think twice as it could be thought as a promotion for being a customer to this business and could be tricked into using these devices. There is also a letter attached to this stating there is a balance of $50 they could spend on any product from a specific list that is on the USB drive. There is a microcontroller that is installed into the USB drive, making it have the functions of a keyboard. Once it is inserted into the computer, the PowerShell commands downloads a Jscript command, which gathers information from the device. Normally attackers send spam emails, but they are now delivering malware through these USB devices.
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