FBI Says Its Name Being Used to Spread Computer Virus

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sosuemetoo

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FBI Says Its Name Being Used to Spread Computer Virus

This has nothing to do with TT, this is more like a public service message.

A relative of mine works for a contractor of the Department of Defense. He rarely calls me with warnings such as this, but did so tonight. He spent the entire weekend and the past two days as well on this.

Link: http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBKRFZPI5E.html


FBI Says Its Name Being Used to Spread Computer Virus
The Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI warned Tuesday that a computer virus is being spread through unsolicited e-mails that purport to come from the FBI.


The e-mails appear to come from an fbi.gov address. They tell recipients that they have accessed illegal Web sites and that their Internet use has been monitored by the FBI's \"Internet Fraud Complaint Center,\" the FBI said.

The messages then direct recipients to open an attachment and answer questions. The computer virus is in the attachment.

\"Recipients of this or similar solicitations should know that the FBI does not engage in the practice of sending unsolicited e-mails to the public in this manner,\" the FBI said in a statement.

The bureau is investigating the phony e-mails. The agency earlier this month shut down fbi.gov accounts, used to communicate with the public, because of a security breach. A spokeswoman said the two incidents appear to be unrelated.
 

CaryP

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Re: FBI Says Its Name Being Used to Spread Computer Virus

Thanks for the post Sosue. Too damned funny, using Big Brother to scam the internet. Nothing about love, friendship, or something goofy, just put some fear of the govt. in the email to get people to open a contaminated email. How fitting for these times.

Cary
 

strangelove

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Re: FBI Says Its Name Being Used to Spread Computer Virus

Thank you
 


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