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Worm Virus Warning from the FBI-Truth!
Summary of the eRumor: An alert from the FBI that says there is a
version of the Storm Worm virus circulating that falsely leads you to
believe that the email about it is about the FBI and FaceBook.
The Truth: The warning from the FBI is true as is the
Storm virus. This began circulating in July, 2008.
The FBI alert says that you may receive an email that talks about the FBI
and the popular social networking site FaceBook. The email may have
the phrase "F.B.I. vs. facebook."
The email asks you to click a link to learn more about the FBI and
FaceBook---but if you do, your computer becomes infected with the Storm
Worm virus. The virus does not destroy your computer but does link
it as part of a massive network of computers on the Internet that are then
used for sending spam, spyware, or harvesting information from computers
such as email addresses or financial information.