I just received a spam that I thought everyone should be aware of. The spam claims that I have received an e-card from "a family member," but doesn't give my name or the senders name, so I'm sure it's spam. Also, the website sounds suspicious: yivisit.hk.
I didn't click on any of the links or go to the site; instead, I Googled the site, and I'm glad I did. Here's what I discovered:
1) A couple of discussion forums included this site in a thread about malware. I have no doubt that the malware will be downloaded simply by visiting this website. Either that, or they'll try getting your credit card info from you. Either way, it's not even worth the click to find out.
2) Many, many bloggerss have been getting post comments that leave this website. They have the same basic information: You've received an e-card. Now, come on. Who is going to believe that a friend or family member sent an e-card to their blog?!
In any case, this site obviously has some kind of malicious intent, and the spams and comments are apparently going around. Please, everyone, keep an eye out. Never click on a link in an email. If the sender is unfamiliar, don't do anything (except maybe Google it and warn your friends, like I am); if the sender is familiar but not a friend (perhaps PayPal or eBay), go directly to the site rather than clicking on the link, just in case it's a spoof. And, finally, even if the sender is a friend, you need to make sure that the link really takes you where it says it will, because some malware will take over your friends' email and send out messages to everyone in the address book!
I hate these people because they create the need to be cautious about even your best friends' emails!!!