Jul 30, 2008

Facebook and the F.B.I.

The F.B.I. is warning of email spam that mentions “F.B.I. vs. Facebook" and attempts to infect the machine with the Storm Worm if the included link is followed.

They offer a great list of precautions to take when dealing with email.
  • Do not respond to unsolicited (spam) e-mail.
  • Be skeptical of individuals representing themselves as officials soliciting personal information via e-mail.
  • Do not click on links contained within an unsolicited e-mail.
  • Be cautious of e-mail claiming to contain pictures in attached files, as the files may contain viruses. Only open attachments from known senders.
  • Validate the legitimacy of the organization by directly accessing the organization's website rather than following an alleged link to the site.
  • Do not provide personal or financial information to anyone who solicits information.