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Beware of eCards! this holiday season

Over Thanksgiving week security researchers saw a lot of malware being distributed via online eCards, and documents attached posing as holiday cards, office closing notices, or last minute invoices.

We may see this again with Christmas approaching. BEWARE of any cards sent via email, or links to online cards.

Here is an excerpt from one article by bleeping computer:

“With Thanksgiving being celebrated in the United States, malware distributors are sending out holiday themed emails to distribute the Emotet Trojan and other malware.

New email campaigns are underway that pretend to be Thanksgiving Day greeting cards and office closing notices with last minute invoices. Users who fall for the emails and open the attached word documents will be left with a Windows computer infected with a password-stealing Trojan and possibly other malware.”

Reference: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/beware-of-thanksgiving-ecard-emails-distributing-malware/

Daniel Weatherly
Director of Security Services
Mainstream Technologies Inc.
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