||AN ECARD FROM A FRIEND OR A VIRUS FROM A SPAMMER?
You may have noticed that over the past few months you probably have become pretty popular, receiving eCards from your friends or old school mates...Well, at least you thought they were from friends!
These "eCards" are not your friendly cute graphic cards but are spam emails that request you go to the website URL to "pick up" the eCard from that so-called "old friend". That website actual points to servers hosting a variety of malware viruses which secretly download viruses onto your PC. One particular malware that is downloaded is called the "Storm" Trojan, which is a very aggressive virus that hijacks your computer and acts as an attacker bot.
These eCards may even look like they come from trusted sources such as, Hallmark or a known charity. If you want to make sure that an eCard you receive is legitimate, go directly to the organizations website and click on the "Pick Up Card" page, then enter in your ID Code that came in the email. If the eCard is real you'll be able to view the card, if the card is fake, well, you wont have a card but at least your computer will be safe.
If you received a similar email and went to the website we highly suggest running your Anti-Virus program immediately.
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