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Christmas Ecard Malware - Waledac worm.

by Marianna Schmudlach / December 25, 2008 2:45 AM PST

Published: 2008-12-25,
Last Updated: 2008-12-25 17:06:08 UTC
by Maarten Van Horenbeeck (Version: 1)

For years, Storm was the threat most commonly associated with malicious Christmas cards and other "timely announcements". Their techniques have gradually been adopted by other organized crime groups, and over the last days there has been an increase in malicious Christmas cards distributing the Waledac worm.

The e-mails consist of a hyperlink to a "Christmas card". When the user visits this site, he will see the following. The user will need to click on either button, get a Security Warning and will need to accept the fact that an executable is being run.

More: http://isc.sans.org/

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