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.
do it! In fact, don't EVER respond to
unsolicited poison pills like these. The
FBI does not conduct business this way.
are the e-mails from? To date, they're
being sent out with email addresses of email@example.com,
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
does the message say? Something like:
have logged your IP-address on more than
30 illegal Websites.
Please answer our questions! The list of
questions are attached.
Federal Bureau of Investigation-FBI-
spread of computer viruses affects everyone
who uses a computer. We take these incidents
very seriously and work hard to investigate
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
website. And be warned about the specific
dangers of the w32/sober virus and its variants
You just can't be too careful on the web.
Resources: National Press Release