Monday, April 27, 2009

Swine Flu Phishing Attacks and Email Scams

Original release date: April 27, 2009 at 3:04 pm
Last revised: April 27, 2009 at 3:04 pm

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.

US-CERT encourages users to take the following measures to protect
* Do not follow unsolicited web links or attachments in email
* Maintain up-to-date antivirus software.
* Refer to the Recognizing and Avoiding Email Scams (pdf) document
for more information on avoiding email scams.
* Refer to the Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks
document for more information on social engineering attacks.

US-CERT will provide additional details as they become available.

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