Virus that pretends to be a Red Cross request for donations-Truth!

Septer.Trojan VirusTruth!

Summary of eRumor:
A virus warning about a Trojan horse virus named “Septer.Trojan.” 

The Truth:


According to Symantec, this is true.  It is an email that appears to come from the American Red Cross or the United Way and solicits donations for the victims of the terrorist attacks.  It includes a form for you to fill out for donating online, but the money doesn’t go to the Red Cross or any other legitimate charity.  It is believed that all your information, including credit card number, goes to whoever created the virus.

The American Red Cross says it does not solicit donations by email.  Donations can be safely made through the Red Cross web site at http://www.redcross.org.