The storm worm and other malware is out there trying to wish you a happy new year. You’ve probably received the e-mails pointing to such sites as merrychristmasdude.com and uhaveapostcard.com or maybe happysanta2008.com. These are all used by the storm worm, which is trying to create it’s own ‘botnet’ (think “Sky-Net” from the Terminator movies–only being used to steal identities and take down websites).
Also, in the past two days, there have been reports of malware that is using the blogspot system to spread. You probably noticed that my blog is hosted at blogspot as well. Thankfully, as far as I know, I’m not hosting anything dangerous.
What should you do? In the case of the storm worm, don’t click the links. If you have a router that will allow you to block by website, then add the above sites to your list. Otherwise, add them to your e-mails block senders list.
Happy New Year everyone. 🙂