New SPAM Alert

The “I Love You” spam caused untold damage. A subtle version of this email has just been released with the Subject line:

You've received a postcard from a family member!

You should delete this email immediately. Opening the card will ask you to download malware (in the name of a new card technology). One subtle aspect of this email is that it will provide a real web-address (in our sample’s case it’s at the end of the email. However the actual link that you are asked to use will go to a completely different address.

You can tell that the email is bogus due to the sender address listed. In our sample notice that the sender address is

The details of the email look similar to this:-

-----Original Message-----

From: E-Cards.Com []

Sent: 26 June 2007 14:11

To: ben

Subject: You've received a postcard from a family member!

Good day.

Your family member has sent you an ecard from E-Cards.Com.

Send free ecards from E-Cards.Com with your choice of colors, words and music.

Your ecard will be available with us for the next 30 days. If you wish to keep the ecard longer, you may save it on your computer or take a print.

To view your ecard, choose from any of the following options:




Click on the following Internet address or

copy & paste it into your browser's address box.




Copy & paste the ecard number in the "View Your Card" box at

Your ecard number is


Best wishes,