This message is being sent to all associates: A new malware
campaign is taking the form of e-mails claiming to originate from the U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The messages contain a subject
referencing the H1N1, or swine flu, vaccination program. An example of this
phishing e-mail is displayed below.
If users click on a link in the e-mail that supposedly leads to a Web site where
users can create a "vaccination profile," their computers are infected with a
perilous trojan, also known as Zbot. Zbot is malicious software designed to log
your keystrokes and/or steal personal information. Similar previous phishing
ploys claimed to come from MySpace, Facebook, the IRS, Microsoft, the U.S.
Social Security Administration and Verizon Wireless.
To help prevent you
from becoming a victim of phishing attempts, please remember the following
Be especially careful when clicking on Web links embedded in
e-mail. These links can lead to, at minimum, a virus infection.
If something seems strange about an e-mail, you are not
expecting it or if it comes from an unknown source, DELETE IT without
clicking on the link(s) inside or opening attachments.
If you think the e-mail may be legitimate but are not
certain, directly contact the organization from which it appears to
originate and ask about it - before clicking on the link(s) or opening
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