Police in a St. Louis suburb are warning about an email scam aimed at getting you to open an attachment that will infect your computer by preying on worries over the currently-grounded Boeing 737 MAX.
The email may be framed as coming from a “private analyst” and includes an attachment with “leaked data” that warns of another aircraft that will “go down soon” and encourages you to share the file with your contacts — not just infecting your computer, but virally infecting others as well via a trusted source (you).
The message likely has a subject line “Fwd: Airlines plane crash Boeing 737 Max 8” and should not be opened.
It was only a matter of time, I suppose. This one is of special interest because it might be most likely to be opened by readers with an interest in aviation.