I have received plenty of spam lately, promising to share “the best ads ever” and left overs from the Super Bowl, just in case I missed them, and also some special messages from the ones that seem to love me the most for Valentines Day. Expect to see a lot of this cruft all year round as these dirt bags attempt to social engineer you into visiting their sites, executing their scripts and downloading the malicious garbage that allows them to acess your resources.
If you receive an e-card from someone that you know, call them or send them an email BEFORE you open the email. From someone that you don’t know, let me introduce you to the big DELETE key… Some of the emails are fully loaded to auto-execute their payload, others require you click a link. Do not trust this very popular and effective vector of attack.
From: Valentines-E-Cards@lbEbW.com [mailto:Valentines-E-Cards@lbEbW.com]
Sent: Monday, February 07, 2011 1:06 PM
Subject: Someone has just sent you an e-Card![Secret Admirer] has just sent you an e-Card!
To view and respond to your e-Card Click Here!<link_removed>