I was informed that there may be a computer virus making the rounds, specifically sent to domain owners. The virus has been sent from different email addresses, but the subject of the emails was “Buy Domains.” The emails contained an attachment called “DomainsE.doc.exe.” and that has an executable virus that may be harmful to your computer.
Although social networking has made it even easier for people to communicate and has made people less likely to question a random targeted email, we need to be cautious with threats like these. Make sure you keep your virus checking software updated, and run the software to check your computer as often as possible.
I get a lot of random emails and can be complacent sometimes, but I hope this warning is helpful. If a domain theft happens over the holidays, it can take a good amount of time to get in touch with the right tech support and legal staff to recover them, and you don’t want this to ruin your holiday. Losing your domain names can be a malicious keylogging software installation away, so be careful when you receive emails (even targeted ones) from people you don’t know.