Beware of Anonymous Email Online Postcards

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Yet another email online postcard virus has been launched. This time the unsuspecting user gets a postcard from a “secret admirer” or other anonymous source, and when the user follows the link in the email to retrieve their “postcard”, what they really end up retrieving is the Dloader-UT Trojan. Dloader-UT in turn then downloads the Trojan virus Dumaru-S which installs itself on your computer, allows others remote access to your system, and records your keystrokes!

Dumaru-S is also known as “Backdoor.Win32.Dumador.az”.


Explains Carole Theriault of Sophos, who has been quoted a lot this week (what’s happened to Graham Cluely?), “You may think you’ve received an electronic greetings card from a secret admirer, but in fact it’s a hacker who is going to be showing an unhealthy interest in you.”

Fortunately, most anti-virus programs should have definitions for Dloader-UT and/or Dumaru-S, so as always, update your anti-virus programs regularly!

This is apparently the week for Trojan postcards. A Spanish version of the email postcard Trojan hit earlier this week with the Mepe.A instant messenger worm.

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6 thoughts on “Beware of Anonymous Email Online Postcards

  1. The lovebug 1136 wenet straight to my Spam Folder, and I looked at it but didn’t open the link!
    I sure am glad I didn’t fall for it and that I must have good, updated anti-virus program working

  2. Mine, signed “lovebug1136”, had a link to this site:

    But I didn’t click a followup link in the message body ON that site. I assume that sub-link would launch the virus, not just viewing the site itself? Or was mine a benign case?

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  4. Got one of these this morning. Ashamed to say I tried to open it–I know better, but…

    AVG caught it.

    Don’t open stuff from “a friend” unless you’re expecting it.

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