A malicious email message purporting to be an "e-card" from Hallmark.com is being sent to NYU community members. The link in the message requests that the recipient click on a link to access the "e-card". The link does not point to the Hallmark.com domain; rather, it will download harmful software to your computer. Commercial antivirus products are not always able to immediately detect and remove this malicious software.
You can read more about the alert on Hallmark's website.
If you happen to receive this phishing message, forward it as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org and then delete it. Do not respond to it or click on any links in the body of the message.
Also, please remind your colleagues to be aware of these types of phishing scams - their infected machine could negatively impact others.
If you or another NYU member may have clicked on the link, contact ITS Technology Security Services immediately at email@example.com. Alternatively, you may contact ITS Client Services at 212-998-3333.