Latest Spam Attack: Phony Swine Flu Warning

Spam continues to be a threat as the latest report from details, security vendor McAfee is warning of the latest threat involving a phoney H1NI vaccination and registration spam.

In response to the latest in a long line of socially engineered spam attacks, McAfee and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are warning people to be on the lookout for a new scam that’s using the recent swine flu outbreak as a lure to infect their computers.

On the McAfee Labs blog, a posting is urging people to avoid the urge to respond to an unsolicited e-mail that falsely claims to be an “H1N1 vaccination profile” that purportedly would be used for a state vaccination program.

In actuality, McAfee researchers said it’s just the most recent ploy to facilitate the distribution of a Zeus trojan executable for the purposes of hosting and disseminating spam.

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