If you’ve been following this blog, you might have read the entry titled “A postcard from Hallmark”. This contains a hoax virus warning – warning about a dreadful virus that will do horrible things. That email is a hoax.
Today though, I’ve received a “real” piece of malware in an email title “you’ve received a hallmark e-card”. How do I know this – because my antivirus software warned me of an infected attachment. (Compare this with the shock, horror warning telling you there is no cure and the virus will erase your C drive, etc) This attachment is actually a trojan that will attempt to attempt to steal passwords from your computer.
Delete the email and don’t open the attachment. If you do accidentally install the trojan, don’t panic. Download and scan your computer with Malwarebytes.
You have recieved a Hallmark E-Card from your friend.
To see it, check the attachment.
There’s something special about that E-Card feeling. We invite you to make a friend’s day and send one.
Hope to see you soon,
Your friends at Hallmark
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