Valentine Malware Emails
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Criminals are now using love-themed Valentine's Day email's to trick recipients into installing a trojan. The emails contain a short message and link like the one included below:
Subject: Sending You My Love
Hugging My Pillow http://72 .[removed]
The emails have a number of subject lines, including the following:
- Magic Power Of Love
- A Toast My Love
- You're In My Thoughts
- Sent with Love
- Our Love Will Last
- Our Love is Strong
- Your Love Has Opened
- You're the One
- Special Romance
The short message in front of the link also varies.
Clicking the link opens a web page which prompts the user to download what is supposedly a Valentine's Day Greeting Card. However, the download actually installs a variant of the Storm worm.
Be wary of any email message that supposedly leads to an online greeting card. The tactic has been used continually for months and has previously targeted different holidays such as 4th July, Christmas and New Year.
A screen shot of the malware website:
posted by Brett Christensen @ 8:10 AM,