EPPD: Suspicious packages in East El Paso linked to possible malware

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Police are urging the community to use caution after several suspicious packages were spotted in East El Paso.

According to a news release, residents in the Cielo Vista area reported seeing more than 60 bags containing a white substance and a piece of paper reading, “ALPHA”, a website, and other words.

Officials say information on the website can lead to unwanted malicious computer activity.

“There is potential for malware when visiting any unknown websites and it is recommended to have anti-virus software on your computer or device,” investigators said.

According to police, there is currently no indication that the packages contain any hazardous material.

Anyone who encounters such packages is asked to dispose of them accordingly.

To report additional information or the person(s) responsible, contact the department’s Special Investigations Unit at (915) 212-4151.

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