Sunday, October 01, 2006

Sunbelt Blog Shows How the Greeting Card Scam Works

Alex Eckelberry at the Sunbelt Blog did a post on the greeting card scam. In this scam, an e-mail is sent to the intended victim telling them they have received a card. If an unwary person clicks on the link - malware is inserted into their computer system.

Please note that the malware (crimeware) being installed (Haxdoor) is capable of stealing passwords, which can be used to commit identity theft. Alex put a pretty informative link on his post, which gives the "411" on it (along with pics).

Sunbelt post, here.

Alex's blog is a great resource to keep up on what the (malicious) hackers are up to and how to avoid becoming one of their victims.

The moral of this story is to never download anything unless you are POSITIVE, who sent it to you!


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