Fake Hallmark greeting card carries malware

A spam campaign consisting of e-mails posing as Hallmark Christmas cards and containing a malicious attachment has been detected by MX Lab researchers:

Coming from a spoofed card@hallmark.com address, the text contained in the message urges people to forward the e-mail to “7 people within 60 seconds to receive your one year blessing”, along with the attached SnowFairy.zip file which contains an .exe file of the same name.

According to Softpedia, the file in question is a downloader Trojan that downloads fake AV solutions on the infected system, but fortunately for potential victims, has also a high detection rate.

But, it always pays to be careful – holiday greetings and deals are often used by online criminals to spread malware, and we can expect more spam like this to inundate our inboxes as Christmas approaches.

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