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State Police issue email virus warning

State Police are alerting residents to be on the lookout for a spam email that could contain a virus.

The mailing purports to be a traffic ticket from the Department of Motor Vehicles, issued by the State Police, and requests the recipient to open an attached .zip file. The file contains a unknown virus, police said, and anyone who receives the file should not open it.

The email subject line may read " UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKET" and police said users of Yahoo mail accounts seem to be receiving the email, though it is being circulated nationwide.

Police said the virus is being analyzed by the State Police Computer Forensics Lab, and advised anyone receiving the email to forward it to State Police or to their local police agency.""

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