[+] View MoreAn e-card is similar to a postcard or greeting card but considered far more environmentally friendly as they are not printed on paper or cardboard, but instead are produced using digital media and sent via e-mails. If you have never received an e-card before, or are unfamiliar with them entirely, you may actually be coming out on top.
Though malware authors have been utilizing this form of transaction for quite some time now, only recently was it discovered that cybercriminals had begun taking advantage of the popularity of e-cards in order to deliver malware to unsuspecting users. Users like you.
Typically, an e-mail with an executable file attachment is sent to random e-mail addresses, asking the recipient to open the attached file in order to view the supposed e-card. Of course, the attached file is nothing more than a malicious program designed to invade your system as soon as the file is executed. Recent developments have detected this attached zip file as being the dangerous trojan horse virus called Troj/Agent-KQH.
An example of this kind of e-mail, which is currently being spammed out, reads as follows:
You have received an eCard
To pick up your eCard, open attached file
Your card will be available for pick-up beginning for the next 30 days.
Please be sure to view your eCard before the days are up!
We hope you enjoy your eCard.
As a gentle reminder, you should always be cautious when receiving emails from an unknown sender, especially those that come with an attached file that requires execution.