State Vaccination H1N1 Program Phishing Scam
I received an H1N1 Vaccination phishing email today and I suspect they went out in their tens of thousands, so although they won’t worry anyone in the UK, they will likely catch out a few people in the USA; Atlanta in particular, as the address on the email is: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) · 1600 Clifton Rd · Atlanta GA 30333 · 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636).
The email’s subject line reads: FW: State Vaccination H1N1 Program
From: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [mailto:h1n1-mess-id:firstname.lastname@example.org]
and the content reads:
You have received this e-mail because of the launching of State Vaccination H1N1 Program.
You need to create your personal H1N1 (swine flu) Vaccination Profile on the cdc.gov website. The Vaccination is not obligatory, but every person that has reached the age of 18 has to have his personal Vaccination Profile on the cdc.gov site. This profile has to be created both for the vaccinated people and the not-vaccinated ones. This profile is used for the registering system of vaccinated and not-vaccinated people.
Create your Personal H1N1 Vaccination Profile using the link:
Create Personal Profile
The information form goes to www.yttt4l.co.im and despite the footer of the email stating that: No virus found in this incoming message.
Checked by AVG - http://www.avg.com
Version: 9.0.709 / Virus Database: 270.14.88/2537 - Release Date: 12/01/09 07:59:00, this is a fishing email. The scam-bastards want you to panic, thinking that you must register for the State Vaccination H1N1 Program and when you enter your personal details - they simply steal them and use them for nefarious purposes. There is also a chance that there will be a Trojan in the email, which will allow them to get remote acces to your computer and steal even more info from you.If you receive the H1N1 Program email from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, don’t open it - bin it straight away and delete it out of your computer and whatever you do, DON’T FOLLOW ANY LINKS!We’d be interested to hear if you received one of these phishing scam emails, particularly if there are any variants with regards to subject lines or content. Thanks.