See a Random Thumb Drive? Be Wary!
August 15, 2023
Slimy hackers are using a trick that always comes back because it works: scattering infected thumb drives in public spaces, like parking lots or offices, to carry out their malicious activities.
From the Kim Komando newsletter on 7/24/2023:
“I wouldn’t pick that up,” you might think, but they use enticing labels or logos to pique your curiosity and encourage you to plug it into your computer. Think: “Financial Records” or “Crypto keys.”
Plug it in and you’re in for some trouble. Malware stored on the drive can infect your PC and give that hacker total access to your files.
To stay safe, don’t plug in just any thumb drive. Stick to using ones from reliable sources or those you’ve purchased.