H1N1 scam spreading like the disease itself; CDC issues warning

Scammers are now capitalizing on fear of H1N1 (swine) flu and the limited availability of the vaccine to steal people's personal information.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning that an email is being circulated purporting to be about a CDC-sponsored state vaccination program. The email asks that recipients click a link to create a "personal profile" that collects personal information and installs malicious coding on the computers of those who click it.