Avoid clicking on links and images in malware-laden emails, McAfee warns

Avoid clicking on links and images in malware-laden emails, McAfee warns

Computer users around the world received phony Easter greetings with links to malware on Monday, according to research by McAfee Labs™.

Cybercrooks often take advantage of current events to grab computer users’ attention, and this time they are using the upcoming Christian holiday to distribute dangerous emails with links to a password-stealing program.

Fortunately, the threat has already been identified by McAfee and McAfee software will protect customers against it.

One email appears to be a typical e-card with a colorful image of a bunny, chicks and eggs. A message invites you to “Download Animated Greeting Here.” If you click on the link or image, it installs malware onto your machine that can steal passwords and other sensitive information, as well as give control of your machine to the attacker.

http://blogs.mcafee.com/consumer/consumer-threat-alerts/easter-bunny-delivers-basket-of-malware

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