Beware of viral Valentines

Graham cluley
Graham Cluley
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It’s St Valentine’s Day on Sunday, which means many will be sitting by their email inboxes in the hope of receiving a romantic message from a secret admirer.

However, don’t think that Cupid is the only one who might be firing arrows in your direction. In the past we’ve seen plenty of examples of hackers and cybercriminals exploiting the traditional day of love and romance by spreading malware, disguised as Valentine’s Day ecards.

Here’s a tongue-in-cheek video we made (in the style of an old-fashioned sexist public information film) all about how Valentine’s cards could be the undoing of your corporate network…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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