Fake Holiday E-Cards Circulating
The Internet Storm Center has issued a timely warning regarding e-card dangers, as these malicious attacks continue to grow in sophistication and appear almost identical to legitimate e-card sites. Keeping AV software updated, carefully checking the URL addresses, and the use of phishing detection tools can help. Also, never open e-cards from someone you do not recognize and be careful even if these e-cards are from someone you know.
Beware the Attack of the Christmas Greeting Cards
QUOTE: Just a word of warning - as happens every year, fake greeting cards are being circulated via email, with malware payloads attached. We got our first reader email on this today, Daniel received a greeting card with a ".net" at the tail end of a legitimate domain. The attackers even went to the trouble of making their site look like the real one! These attacks use more sophisticated phishing techniques every year, and the malware payloads are of course also more difficult to detect each time.