09/29/2005: There's an advantage to being an unattractive person....
Namely, I know that I'm not at all likely to have a secret admirer. That's good news because there's a warning out: Beware of anonymous email online postcards
Yet another email online postcard virus has been launched. This time the unsuspecting user gets a postcard from a “secret admirer” or other anonymous source, and when the user follows the link in the email to retrieve their “postcard", what they really end up retrieving is the Dloader-UT Trojan. Dloader-UT in turn then downloads the Trojan virus Dumaru-S which installs itself on your computer, allows others remote access to your system, and records your keystrokes!Remember, forewarned is forearmed....
Dumaru-S is also known as “Backdoor.Win32.Dumador.az".
Explains Carole Theriault of Sophos, who has been quoted a lot this week (what’s happened to Graham Cluely?), “You may think you’ve received an electronic greetings card from a secret admirer, but in fact it’s a hacker who is going to be showing an unhealthy interest in you.”
Fortunately, most anti-virus programs should have definitions for Dloader-UT and/or Dumaru-S, so as always, update your anti-virus programs regularly!
Len on 09.29.05 @ 08:41 AM CST