I recently got an email from a “Karen” (firstname.lastname@example.org) with “Regards from Karen” as topic. The email was as follows:
Karen has mailed to you a postcard.
Click here to view your card:
Your eCard will be available for the next 40 days.
The link goes to a malicous website, greetingcardgarb.com, which displays a picture that, when clicked, will download an .EXE file — most likely, a virus or trojan, to the computer.
I didn’t find any information on this, so I decided to post this info here. Some googling gives us information on the domain holder:
Postal Code: 241159
Phone Number: 86-0553-45190052
Besides from — natch — not downloading the virus .EXE file and reporting the message as spam in Gmail, I guess there’s no more one can do; unless you’d want to hunt down the email address through Sima’s abuse function, or report the malicious domain somewhere.