Friday, June 29, 2007

More spam

Be alert for email claiming to be an e-card or online card.

Three managed email servers that I run just got spiked with hundreds of these in the last hour.

Variants of the subject line include:

You've received a postcard from a family member!
You've received a postcard from a friend!
You've received a postcard from your wife [/husband /spouse]!

And as states in his post about the topic:

This is how "zombie" systems are created. With a solid zombie PC network under their control, professional spammers can send out those millions of canadian drugstore/viagra/penis enlargement e-mails you get daily.

There's always a temptation to open a suspected attachment when you've got good virus scanning software installed. DON'T!!!:

Perhaps the most dangerous part is that, when SANS ran it through 30 different anti-virus programs, only a quarter of them picked up ecard.exe as a suspect download.

The goal of the virus programmer is to come with stuff that commercial virus scanners aren't aware of.

Just. Don't. Open. It.