Malicious Ebola-Themed Emails

Fake emails that purport to be from the World Health Organization are inviting people to download an attachment or click a link for more information about the Ebola virus.

Last week US-CERT, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, issued an advisory warning users about spam campaigns that use the Ebola virus to bait users into inadvertently downloading malware. Once the malware program is on the victim’s machine, it can grab shots off the webcam, take control of the machine remotely, or steal passwords.

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