H1N1 Phishing Email Making The Rounds

The Centers for Disease Control have issued a warning that there’s a new, swine flu-themed phishing email going around. It says something about an imaginary State Vaccination H1N1 Program, and asks you to create an account on the cdc.gov website–and if you click the link, malicious code may be installed on your system. Obviously you have brain worms if you fall for this.

“Fraudulent emails referencing CDC-sponsored State Vaccination Program” [CDC]


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  1. deliciouscake says:

    but it says i have to make a profile! im so confused
    what if just send them a link to my myspace?

  2. aficionado says:

    Dammit consumerist, now I have a craving for brains.

  3. tbax929 says:

    I could see how using a .gov address might make people think it’s safe. If only the people who come up with this crap would use their powers for good…

  4. lucky929 says:

    That is an adorable kitty. Oh my God. Swine flu kitty looks vigilant.

    • pecan 3.14159265 says:

      I can’t stop laughing at that cat. It just looks so surprised, like its owner put the outfit on him and he happened to walk past a mirror and do a double take. So awesome. I propose that in today’s open thread, we have pictures of cats in outfits.

    • Slave For Turtles says:

      Ditto! I love this picture!

    • Trai_Dep says:


      I can’t wait until DJ Kitteh makes it out to the West Coast!

  5. Loias supports harsher punishments against corporations says:

    What is the hell is that cat wearing?! Someone call PETA.

  6. Trai_Dep says:

    I feel so left out since it hits the cat-erific Goodness Wall of OS X and whimpers, slides down, curls up and dies a forlorn, empty death.
    I haven’t felt this ignored since I asked the DJ at Junior Prom to play Deep Six.

  7. Scrutinizer says:

    I checked the URL of the link and it was from one of the former soviet republics. I just assumed that this was for cost savings. Didn’t I read some where where the CDC moved to the Ural mountains to save one rent.