H1N1 influenza virus scam

  Posing as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), scammers have found a new angle in the effort to exploit fears driven by the spread of the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, sometimes called “swine flu.”   Beware of an e-mail which carries a computer virus that may infect your computer and provide a stranger with access to your personal information.
  The bogus e-mail announces the launch of a “state vaccination H1N1 program” and encourages the user to create a personal vaccination profile. It provides a link to a Web page that looks similar to the CDC site. Within the page are downloadable instructions for creating your personal vaccination profile.
  By downloading the instructions, visitors are downloading a virus onto their computer.


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