According to a December 1st post on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, CDC has received reports of fraudulent emails (phishing) referencing a CDC-sponsored State Vaccination Program.

The messages request that users create a personal H1N1 (swine flu) Vaccination Profile on the website. The message states that anyone who has reached the age of 18 must have his/her personal Vaccination Profile on the site.

The CDC has NOT implemented a state vaccination program requiring registration on Users who click on the email are at risk of having malicious code installed on their system. CDC reminds users to take the following steps to reduce the risk of being a victim of a phishing attack:
  • Do not follow unsolicited links and do not open or respond to unsolicited email messages.
  • Use caution when visiting un-trusted websites.
  • Use caution when entering personal information online.