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Scammers And Spammers Waste No Time With Swine Flu

Spreads the flu with infected PDF
By: Zac O'Vadka | Posted: Apr 30, 2009 5:17 am

With much of the world fearing a pandemic of the swine flu, scammers and spammers are wasting no time to exlpoit those fearing infection.


Some of them are speading the flu themselves, infecting computers by scamming them into opening and infected Adobe PDF titled "Swine influenza frequently asked questions.pdf." The PFD has been tagged by Symantec as the "Bloodhound.Exploit.6" and leaves the victim infected with the InfoStealer code.


Scammers And Spammers Waste No Time With Swine Flu


Others are phishing for information through emails appearing to be from legitimate agencies. Recipients are being tricked into giving out their name, email, address, and phone. Cisco IronPort even estimates that spam centered around swine flu accounted for 4% of global spam at its peak.


We know our readers are aware of how to deal with such scams and threats, however we all know others that would easily be duped into falling for these emails. Make sure your friends and family are aware of whats coming and try to save them some grief.


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