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Post by melodiccolor on Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:45 pm

I got this warning from the FCIC online newsletter I suscribe to:

STORM WORM VIRUS

07/30/08—Be on the lookout for spam e-mail spreading malicious software (malware) which mentions “F.B.I. vs. facebook.” The e-mail directs the recipient to click on a link to view an article about the FBI and Facebook. Once the user clicks on the link, the “Storm Worm” malware is downloaded to the Internet-connected device, causing it to become infected with the virus and part of the Storm Worm botnet. A botnet is a network of compromised machines under the control of a single user. Botnets are typically set up to facilitate criminal activity such as spam e-mail, identity theft, denial of service attacks, and spreading malware to other machines on the Internet.

The Storm Worm virus has capitalized on various holidays and fictitious world events in the last year by sending millions of e-mails advertising an e-card link within the text of the spam e-mail.

Be wary of any e-mail received from an unknown sender. Do not open any unsolicited e-mail and do not click on any links provided.

If you have received this, or a similar e-mail, please file a complaint at www.ic3.gov.


It's good to get that information out there.

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Post by Nucky on Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:17 pm

Thanks Melodi.

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Post by reb on Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:57 pm

thanks.

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Post by Reamsie on Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:21 am

Thanks

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Post by BlueTopaz on Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:39 am

Yikers. Thanks Mel.

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