FBI: Beware of Valentine Day’s Virus

by admin February 14, 2008 at 7:43 pm

The Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a warning Tuesday saying that all the romantics across the United States should be aware of a malicious computer worm spread through Valentine’s Day e-cards. Once the recipient receives the email, he is then directed to click on a link to retrieve an electronic greeting card (e-card).

After the recipient clicks on the link, malware is downloaded to the Internet-connected device and causes it to become infected and part of the Storm Worm botnet. A botnet is a network of compromised machines under the control of a single user.

Read more: efluxmedia.com