post card virus

Discussion in 'malware problems & news' started by larryb52, May 15, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. larryb52

    larryb52 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2006
    Posts:
    1,126
    anyone hear anything on this as a threat?
     
  2. Baz_kasp

    Baz_kasp Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Posts:
    593
    Location:
    London
    Well... its a bit of a vauge term that can be applied to pretty much any virus.

    The only qualification it needs is that the victim gets an email informing them that they have an ecard/postcard waiting and they need to *click* to get it. Storm/zhelatin used this tactic quite effectively to build up it's botnet with targetted campaigns around Christmas, new years and valentines etc but I get similar emails in my honeypot all the time:

     
  3. larryb52

    larryb52 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2006
    Posts:
    1,126
    thanks...
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.