Scammers using swine flu vaccination program to “phish’ for victims
The Centers for Disease Control has received reports of fraudulent emails citing a CDC sponsored State Vaccination Program for H1N1 to “phish” for victims.
The messages request that users create a personal swine flu vaccination profile on the CDC.gov Web site.
Users who click on the embedded link in the email are at risk of having malicious code installed on their system.
CDC officials remind users to take the following steps to reduce the risk of being a victim of a phishing attack:
– Do not open or respond to unsolicited email messages.
– Do not click links embedded in emails from unknown senders.
– Use caution when entering personal information online.
– Update anti-virus, spyware, firewall, and anti-spam software regularly.
Source: The Centers for Disease Control