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k_georgiadis
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎05-13-2009

"Postcard from Hallmark" a real threat or a hoax?

Hi all,

 

This is my first post and I hope that I am abiding by all rules and conventions. I received an email from an overseas friend telling me that a new threat was discovered yesterday by McAfee. Allegedly, it comes in the form of an email by a known sender with the subject "POSTCARD" and the attachment "POSTCARD FROM HALLMARK." Supposedly, clicking on the postcard icon in the attachment wipes the Zero Sector of the hard disc. Has anyone heard of this? Is it a real threat or just one of those hoaxes that circulate from time to time?

 

Thank you for your input!

 

KG

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Matt_Boucher
Posts: 668
Registered: ‎04-23-2008

Re: "Postcard from Hallmark" a real threat or a hoax?

Probably a hoax based on information below:

 

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_postcard_virus.htm

 

Matt