Virus: Virus spread via e-mails about a parking violation ticket issued in another city.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, December 2014]
City of Philadelphia records indicate that a parking citation(s) issued to the vehicle described below has not been paid. This fines and applicable penalties area past due and must be paid within the next ten calendar days. DMV records show that you are/were the registered owner at the time this vehicle was cited. Therefore, you are legally responsible for responding to this notice.
Origins: In December 2014, e-mails purporting to be from the "Parking Violations Bureau" in a variety of different American cities and states were spammed to Internet users. They purported to detail unpaid illegal parking citations issued to the recipients of the
The e-mails were a hoax, and the zip file attachment bore a virus payload. This hoax was similar to one that circulated in
Last updated: 18 February 2015
GolgowskI, Nina. "NY Troopers Warn of E-mail Hoax Ticket and Computer Virus." CNN. 7 July 2011. Associated Press. "NY Troopers: Beware Email Pretending to Be Ticket." Wall Street Journal. 7 July 2011.