Beware of Thanksgiving eCard Emails Distributing Malware



With Thanksgiving being celebrated in the United States, malware distributors are sending out holiday themed emails to distribute the Emotet Trojan and other malware.

New email campaigns are underway that pretend to be Thanksgiving Day greeting cards and office closing notices with last minute invoices. Users who fall for the emails and open the attached word documents will be left with a Windows computer infected with a password-stealing Trojan and possibly other malware. 

One of the malicious email campaigns discovered by BleepingComputer pretends to be a “Thanksgiving Day Greeting Card” with a Word document attachment named “Thanksgiving-eCard.doc”.

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