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Hackers have launched a malware blitz that poses as a 4 July greeting card.

Malicious emails, distributed worldwide, claim prospective victims have been sent an email greeting card, which they can view by clicking a link online. Varied subject lines based on US Independence Day are used to bait the ruse.

Users duped into clicking on the link within the infected email are taken to compromised sites hosting exploits that attempt to load a copy of the Storm Trojan onto vulnerable Windows PCs. The latest spam campaign is being launched from compromised machines, which have been turned into malware spewing spam bots.

The Storm Trojan, which first appeared in January 2007, uses a variety of eye-catching fake headlines to tricks users into visiting maliciously-constructed websites, a tactic that proved depressingly effective and has made the malware strain a major problem over recent months...
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/07..._storm_trojan/
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I think computer-illiterate middle-aged people need to take a training course on common sense and how to not click on every damn link in an e-mail they see.
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I think computer-illiterate middle-aged people need to take a training course on common sense and how to not click on every damn link in an e-mail they see.
QFT, if your too dumb to not notice things like this, then you should just stick to watching Wheel of Fortune... :/
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gMail don't let this shiat through boys and girls!
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rofl! Out of curiosity I put my mouse over the link to see where it led too...
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post #7 of 16
Email viruses are the natural selection of the internet...

If your dumb enough to open random emails and click their links and what not, well... It's not like you would be making use of your computer anyways.
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gMail don't let this shiat through boys and girls!
same for yahoo

believe it or not.

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Canada?
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gMail don't let this shiat through boys and girls!
QFT. I love my gmail.
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...How un-American!
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