Steve Cotler

Steve Cotler

H1N1 Phishing

Just arrived: an email announcing the “the launching of a State Vaccination H1N1 Program.”

It commands: “you need to create your personal H1N1 (swine flu) Vaccination Profile on the Centers for Disease Control website.” Purporting to come from CDC in Atlanta <Centers for Disease Control and Prevention <h1n1@cdcdelivery.gov>, mine actually came fromcdc Peru.

It’s phishing. Trash it without opening the attachment that asks you to, “create your Personal H1N1 Vaccination Profile” by clicking a link that opens a Trojan horse program.

Here’s what the email looks like:

H1N1 Phishing

Here’s what snopes.com wrote today:

snopes H1N1 phishing

I don’t actually think that anyone who reads this blog would’ve fallen for an email written in fifth-grade English, but….

One Comment

  1. Ally says:

    i remember being scared of getting infected by H1N1 during the height of the pandemic. at least two of my classmates got infected by H1N1.

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