Don't Be Fooled By FBI E-mails
Received an E-mail from the FBI?
Don’t Be Fooled!
We’re sorry to report yet another wave of virus-laden e-mails sent out with false FBI addresses. This particular e-mail claims the FBI has been monitoring your Internet use...says you’ve accessed so-called illegal websites...and demands you answer questions—all you have to do is open an attachment, maliciously laced with a variant of the w32/sober virus.
Don’t do it! In fact, don’t EVER respond to unsolicited poison pills like these. The FBI does not conduct business this way.
Who are the e-mails from? To date, they’re being sent out with email addresses of firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
What does the message say? Something like:
We have logged your IP-address on more than 30 illegal Websites.
Important: Please answer our questions! The list of questions are attached.
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The spread of computer viruses affects everyone who uses a computer. We take these incidents very seriously and work hard to investigate them.
Be cyber crime smart: Visit our New E-Scams & Warnings page to learn about a variety of scams. Find tips for avoiding Internet Fraud. Go to the LooksTooGoodToBeTrue.com website. And be warned about the specific dangers of the w32/sober virus and its variants at www.cert.org.
You just can’t be too careful on the web.
Resources: National Press Release