What would you do if you found a USB drive in your letterbox with absolutely no other details attached? Would the curiosity overwhelm your entire being? Would you plug it into your computer to sate your yearning for answers? Unless you plan on throwing that computer directly into a pit of FIRE, we’d advise you gutter-stomp that mystery USB right then and there.
Do it for ol’ Gill.
Victorian Police issued a warning to the suburb of Pakenham yesterday advising residence that a troop of absolute fuckwits are placing unmarked USB drives into people’s letterboxes that are teeming with all sorts of malware.
“Upon inserting the USB drives into their computers victims have experienced fraudulent media streaming service offers, as well as other serious issues,” reads the announcement.
“The USB drives are believed to be extremely harmful and members of the public are urged to avoid plugging them into their computers or other devices.”
According to a study by the University of Illinois, 48% of people will happily pick up a random USB drive, plug it into their computer and open files on it. Oh boy, y’all need to cut that shit out pronto.
So if a mysterious USB drive shows up in your letter box, for the love of dog, DO NOT plug it in. Burn it.
Photo: Victoria Police.