Beware of Valentine’s Day emails containing malware



February 13th, 2007

Title says it all really. Keep an eye out for [tag]Valentine's Day[/tag] related email loaded with [tag]malware[/tag] hitting your inbox over the next few days.  I haven't seen many examples just yet but I'll be surprised if the cyber-baddies don't use Valentine's Day as a trick to get people to get people to run executables attached to email.

Our friends at F-Secure have an example of the kind of junk going around:

Junk eCard

It disguises as a Valentines eCard notification email. When you click on the link, it will redirect you to a page that asks you to install a fake Macromedia Flash Player. The fake player is actually a trojan that downloads and installs another BZub variant into the system. Both are now detected as Valenavir.A and Bzub.HZ using our latest database updates. So, please be cautious on opening those Valentines Day greeting cards.

Keep your eyes peeled!

(Oh, and guys, if you don't have cards, flowers and gifts ready for your loved one, now might be a good time!  Gals, you still have time to drop hints! )

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