Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Virual Postcard Virus

I just received an email about a "dangerous" virual postcard going around. I automatically check on a hoax/urban legend site to verify things before I pass them on... I've been burned too many times in the past. It looks like this could be for real. You can check here or I would urge you to google some key phrases to check for yourself.

The subject line says something similar to a family member has sent you a postcard. When you open the email and click on the link (which looks legit) it takes you some place else and you're zapped with a virus. It also sends more emails out using your address book.

So be very leary even if the greeting message looks like its from someone you know.

4 comments:

Wanda said...

Thanks for the info.

Nita said...

I've been getting a lot of mail about an ecard send by a friend, classmate, etc. I just mark them as spam. It's to the point I don't open anything unless I recognize the sender. And now...with them stealing address books, we still can't be sure.

The spammers sure work over time!

Thanks for the reminder, Crone. Nita

Sandy said...

I just got an email from a friend yesterday and it was duplicated like ten times...

Travelling Goddess said...

Thanks CC. Will keep an eye out!!!