Swine Flu Phishing Attacks and Email Scams


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Swine Flu Phishing Attacks and Email Scams
Ken Harthun
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April 27, 2009 - 9:50 pm
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From [url:3kbl0awg]http://www.us-cert.gov/current/current_activity.html[/url:3kbl0awg]:

[quote:3kbl0awg]US-CERT is aware of public reports of email scams circulating related to the Swine Flu. The attacks arrive via an unsolicited email message typically containing a subject line related to the Swine Flu. These email messages may contain a link or an attachment. If users click on this link or open the attachment, they may be directed to a phishing website or exposed to malicious code.[/quote:3kbl0awg]

Every time there's a big news item, the criminals try to exploit it. You have to ask the question, "Why am I being sent a news update I didn't ask for?" Someone's trying to get your attention using FUD.

If you don't know who the sender is, NEVER open the email. Period.

My next two articles in the newsletter will explore How to Recognize and Avoid Email Scams.

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August 9, 2009 - 6:44 pm
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its people with too much time on their hands if you ask me.

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