Don’t Open “Blue Mountain” Online Greeting Cards Because They May be Infected with a Virus-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
There are several different versions of this eRumor, but they all tell a story of someone getting a computer virus from a Blue Mountain brand online greeting card.
There is no evidence this has happened and anti-virus experts such as Norton say it’s a hoax. Blue Mountain (http://free.bluemountain.com) say there is no way to get a computer virus from one of their greeting cards because the card is simply an Internet web page. It is not an attachment that arrives with an email.
The virus that the eRumor references, W32/BadTrans@MM, is a real virus, but has not been linked with Blue Mountain cards.
Yesterday, Phyllis Conti contracted the “W32/BadTrans@MM Virus, or a
variation of it when she opened a supposed “Blue Mountain Card” message,
supposed to be from her son. She also received the same message at work
with an apparent different sender.
To protect yourselves I recommend that you DO NOT OPEN ANY BLUE MOUNTAIN
Card or attachment, as it may be infected. If it identifies one of your
friends or relatives as a sender, Call them to determine if they sent you a
greeting this week.
I will attempt to get Blue Mountain to check out the problem.
Be extremely careful as the BadTrans Virus is a nasty one and an steal
information from your computer.