FBI: Beware of Valentine Day’s Virus
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 ValentineÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.
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