Alleged Love Messages Offering Fake Greeting Cards
Dangerous greetings BitDefender warns of high spam volumes to Holzwickede Valentin day, February 11, 2009 in time for the upcoming day of Valentin BitDefender is, global provider of international certified security solutions, all Internet users an alarm out: Cupid’s digital arrows bring not only emotive lines in the E-Mail Inbox, but at worst even villains, which can infect your PC with malware and even physically damage. BitDefender explicitly warns the user to open seemingly unsuspicious mail from unknown senders with Valentin day typical phrases in the subject line. Tim Schigel has compatible beliefs. The virus writers are known, that they perform major spam campaigns especially on fixed and holidays like Christmas, new year’s Eve or the day of Valentin. In February 2008, the infamous Storm Worm infected\”million PCs, promising a gift on the day of Valentin. The link given in the E-mail should lead to a download of a greeting card. Instead of the card, the user is invited \”but the Storm Worm\”, the steel then greeting all personal user data. For more specific information, check out amit paley.
To protect themselves this year against similar attacks, user should open up any emails, whose subjects include advertising for power amplifier, cheap jewelry and fake designer bags or clocks etc.. The messages may contain attachments or links to other sites that infect a computer with pests. \”A special warning speaks BitDefender before the mail titled I Love Being in Love With You\” from: you contains a link for confirmation of the appropriate computer a zombie of the Waledac bot network ‘ will. The network operates in a similar way like Storm Worm\”, by it propagates over alleged greeting cards. Valentin day other fake Valentin day greetings contain unwanted messages from online pharmacies, sites for adults and online casinos, etc is a welcome opportunity for malware writers, innocent user to trick and to move them to open the attachments from E-mails with romantic subject lines\”, explained Vlad Vilceanu, head of the anti spam research at BitDefender.