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Security Response

Rude Greeting for the Holiday Season

Created: 30 Dec 2006 08:00:00 GMT • Updated: 23 Jan 2014 18:53:54 GMT
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Recently, we have seen many files that undermine the spirit of the holiday season. These files are typically named postcard.exe, greeting postcard.exe, or greeting card.exe. The files usually arrive as email attachments, which we have detected as W32.Mixor.Q@mm. Once infected, the worm attempts to gather email addresses from the compromised computer. It then sends a mass email with a copy of itself to those addresses.

If sending the worm is not rude enough, it also drops a Trojan horse named Trojan.Galapoper.A. The Trojan attempts to download these unwanted Christmas presents onto the infected computer from the Internet.

To mitigate the attack, customers are advised to update their products to the latest available security updates from Symantec. We also recommend following the safe computing practices and exercising extreme caution when opening emails.