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The other H1N1 virus makes your PC sick

The CDC has put out an alert on the hoax, on a continuing blog called hoaxes_rumors.
Written by Dana Blankenhorn, Inactive on

There's a new H1N1 virus going around.

This one is a computer virus.

It's actually a phishing e-mail, designed to convince you to put your personal information on a Web page created by a crook so they can steal from you.

Your first clue here may be the address the e-mail purports to be from, cdcmails.gov. According to the .gov whois, this is not a registered domain.

What frightens the CDC folks most about this is that it claims as its topic a real program, the state vaccination programs for H1N1. Trouble is, you don't have to register for those programs.

Victims are directed to a "personal profile" page run by the scammers.

The CDC has put out an alert on the hoax, on a continuing blog called hoaxes_rumors.

It might be fun if some researchers compared the spread of this virus to the spread of the real H1N1 strain.

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