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It’s that time of the season when people might be still sending each other “New Year Cards.”
Some these ecards will point to ecard sites where you’ll find a card from a friend waiting for you.
Some others, however, are phishing messages. If you click the link, an executable program will start running on your machine and god knows what will happen next! At the very least, a spyware code will be embedded into your system (if you’re using a Windows machine).
Here is one I received today, supposedly from Hallmark company.
(Image to be added later on.)
The giveaway is the URL address that displays on the Status Bar when you hover your cursor above the link WITHOUT actually clicking it (don’t!).
The link is pointing at
a web site in Denmark! And ready to unleash the executable “Card.exe”