Spyware Program Impersonates E-Card

March 8, 2008 – 2:51 PM

Beware of a new spyware program called Lover Spy, which has been advertised heavily through spam recently. The spam emails claim that potential customers can send a fake e-greeting to the person on whom they wish to spy. When the victim receives the fake e-card, they are sent to a web page to view it. The page tricks the victim into installing the spyware by claiming it is a plugin needed to view the e-card.

Once installed, Lover Spy will record emails, chats, web site visits, keystrokes, steal passwords, and take screenshots of opened windows. All of this information then is emailed to the person doing the spying.


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