Malware Instead of Carnations for Mother's Day - Slide 5

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Electronic greeting cards are the perfect, green way to show people that you care about them. However, increasingly, malware-bundled greeting cards are being sent by spammers to trick unsuspecting users. Spyeye, once known as Zbot or the notorious Koobface, use many tactics to become more widespread in order to exploit people for their money. It's essential to keep an eye out for these malicious e-cards — what might look like a nice e-card in your inbox could actually be malware.

Mother's Day has always been celebrated with gifts for moms worldwide. However, BitDefender®, a provider of innovative Internet security solutions, is warning consumers that cyber crooks are taking advantage of this special day by tricking users with online scams.

"Shopping online is a great way to browse for the perfect gift without leaving the comfort of your home," said Catalin Cosoi, BitDefender Head of Online Threats Lab. "However, it's essential that users are aware of the potential dangers that cyber criminals pose. Cyber criminals know people shop online all the time, which is why they are leveraging this information to try and trick users with various online scams. The more educated a computer user is about these risks, the safer they will be when it comes to making a purchase."

In order to keep your computer and all of your personal information safe BitDefender is offering consumers the following tips.

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