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You have received an eCard Virus Spam

Posted by David  •  Aug 28th, 2007 7:36:40 pm - Subscribe | Mood: tired | Music: The New Amsterdams - Turn Out The Lights.mp3

You have received an eCard Virus Spam

For the past month my wife has been receiving these 'You have received an eCard' emails. Well my wife is pretty smart, and she will not click any links until she can verify its not a spoof or phishing based email.

To assist various users on the web, I will post up these emails so that one can be aware of the spam and virus that are going on and compromising internet users computers.

Below are 2 emails that we received with valid websites, but what the end user does not know is in the email when you hover over the website link, it takes you to an IP that implements these virus.

quote:
You have received an eCard
From: cnoel@atlanticsemi.com < cnoel@atlanticsemi.com>
Date: Aug 24, 2007 8:47 PM
Subject: You have received an eCard
To: Priscilla


cnoel@atlanticsemi.com has made you an Ecard at googlygreetings.com.

To view your card, goto the following link:
googlygreetings.com

Have A Great Day,
googlygreetings.com


quote:
A greeting from ...
From: kmon@flemingc.on.ca < kmon@flemingc.on.ca>
Date: Aug 24, 2007 7:03 AM
Subject: A greeting from ...
To: Priscilla


kmon@flemingc.on.ca asked us to send you this card from christianet.com.

To view your card, follow the link below:
christianet.com

Enjoy,
christianet.com


quote:
From: scab@btopenworld.com < scab@btopenworld.com>
Date: Sep 3, 2007 12:13 PM
Subject: A Special Card
To: Priscilla


Please follow this link to get your free holiday greeting: http://*ecards.com/humor/greet1?epgc9vgxod9u10r0


Note:
Here are some websites that will assist you on getting to know the eCard Virus. Remember never click and external link until you can verify the user thats emailing you.

Never take candy from strangers. happy.gif

External Links:
  • You Have Received a Greeting Card From . . . a Spammer
  • Ortyc.Trojan - Symantec.com Ecard
  • Search Results: : ecard on Symantec

    Does anyone else get these?

    Comments 3  •  Aug 28th, 2007 7:36:40 pm - Subscribe  •  Tweet this entry | Post a comment



  • Responses

    anonymous Says:
    October 01st, 2008

    I received this today and nearly opened it as it was my Birthday. It had an attached zipped file ecard.zip (73KB)

    From: greetingcard.org [logy@carltonfields.com]
    Message: Good day friend
    You have received an eCard
    To pick up your eCard, open attached file
    We hope you enjoy you eCard.

    Thank You!

    I received several b'day cards from my friends from ligitemate sites and in each case I was informed of the Senders name.

    anonymous Says:
    October 15th, 2008

    I received this today and nearly opened it as it is my anniversary this week and my best friend tends to send e-cards and never forgets my ann. (it is exactly 1 month after her birthday). It had an attached zipped file ecard.zip (41KB)

    From: 123greetings.com [sdudek@texasresearchintl.com]
    Message: Good day
    You have received an eCard
    To pick up your eCard, open attached file
    We hope you enjoy you eCard.

    Thank You!

    I received several cards from my friends and family in the past and it always says who it is from.

    I noticed that the last persons post on 10/1 says the same thing. and notice "we hope you enjoy YOU ecard", not "YOUR" ecard. Mine was written the same way.

    Thanks for the heads up!

    anonymous Says:
    July 23rd, 2009

    Got two of these today, with a .zip-file attached. The .zip-file contains an .exe which probably contains a virus.

    --
    Good day.
    You have received an eCard

    To pick up your eCard, open attached file

    Your card will be aviailable for pick-up beginning for the next 30 days.
    Please be sure to view your eCard before the days are up!

    We hope you enjoy you eCard.

    Thank You!
    --

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