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Old 02-11-2008, 08:45 PM
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Default STORM WORM VIRUS..Important..

02/11/08—With the Valentine's Day holiday approaching, be on the lookout for spam e-mails spreading the Storm Worm malicious software (malware). The e-mail directs the recipient to click on a link to retrieve the electronic greeting card (e-card).

Once the user clicks on the link, malware is downloaded to the Internet-connected device and causes it to become infected and part of the Storm Worm botnet. A botnet is a network of compromised machines under the control of a single user. Botnets are typically set up to facilitate criminal activity such as spam e-mail, identity theft, denial of service attacks, and spreading malware to other machines on the Internet.

The Storm Worm virus has capitalized on various holidays in the last year by sending millions of e-mails advertising an e-card link within the text of the spam e-mail. Valentine's Day has been identified as the next target.

Be wary of any e-mail received from an unknown sender. Do not open any unsolicited e-mail and do not click on any links provided.

If you have received this, or a similar e-mail, please file a complaint at www.ic3.gov.


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Old 02-11-2008, 09:32 PM
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Default Re: STORM WORM VIRUS..Important..

thanks donna...
we'll watch for it .................

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Old 02-11-2008, 11:52 PM
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Default Re: STORM WORM VIRUS..Important..

Here's the snopes data on it: http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/valentine.asp

Definitely something to watch out for.
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:29 AM
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Default Re: STORM WORM VIRUS..Important..

Thanks for the heads up. I know that I need to be more viligant since my family sends e-greeting cards.

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Old 02-12-2008, 04:14 AM
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Thanks for posting this Donna, I just got the info.

Red, that was the same site that was sent to me.

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