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You've Got an E-Card – From the Storm Worm
How has the Storm Worm managed to insinuate itself onto more than a million PCs (and perhaps several million) worldwide? The bad guys behind it use slick and imaginative messages to deceive their victims. This wave from around August last year prompted recipients to download a supposed greeting card. Hallmark says that valid e-mail messages announcing an e-card should have subjects such as "A Hallmark E-Card from [name of the sender]"; the company lists other tip-offs in its notice about fraudulent messages. (Image provided by Postini.)

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