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Malware Scam: Ignore Emails Claiming To Be From CDC About H1N1 Profile

If any of you, or your clients, have received an email purporting to be from the Centers For Disease Control (CDC) and asking you to set up a profile for an H1N1 vaccination program – ignore it!

According to an excellent article by Elinor Mills on ZDNet‘s blog:

“the fake alert informs recipients that as part of a “State Vaccination H1N1 Program” they need to create a profile on the CDC Web site. The link in the e-mail goes to a fake CDC page where the visitor is assigned a temporary ID and a link to a vaccination profile that is actually an executable file containing a copy of the Kryptik Trojan targeting Windows, according to an AppRiver blog post on Tuesday. Once installed, “this Trojan will create a security-free gateway on your system and will proceed to download and install additional malware without your authorization,” the post warns. “It also enables a remote hacker to take complete control of your computer.”  You can link to the full article here.

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