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US CERT Warning - Fake H1N1 alerts circulating in email

Please be careful and do not visit any H1N1 sites offered by email, as your PC may become infected with malware.


US CERT Warning - Fake H1N1 alerts circulating in email


Fake H1N1 (Swine Flu) alerts lead to malware


QUOTE: Malicious hackers are using fake alerts around H1N1 (Swine Flu) vaccines to trick end users into installing malware on Windows computers, according to warnings issued by computer security firms.


The latest malware campaign begins with e-mail messages offering information regarding the H1N1 vaccination. The e-mail messages contain a link to a bogus Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site with prompts to create a user profile.  During this process, a malware file gets planted on the user’s machine.

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