FBI, Microsoft Warns of April Fool's Computer Virus
FW: The First National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial 5K RaceMarch 31 2009- The link below is one of the suggested sites from MPD's Computer Crimes Unit to find out more information about protecting yourselves from the computer virus, scheduled to hit some areas beginning April 1st around the country. (If you are not comfortable clicking on to this link, please go to the main page for Microsoft.com and search for the topic or visit www.fbi.gov It is a Federal Crime to create computer viruses. FBI Press Release also included below.
For Immediate Release
March 31, 2009
FBI National Press Office
FBI Statement Regarding Conficker Worm
"The FBI is aware of the potential threat posed by the Conficker worm. We are working closely with a broad range of partners, including DHS and other agencies in the U.S. government, as well as throughout the private sector, to fully identify and mitigate the threat.
“The public is once again reminded to employ strong security measures on their computers. That includes the installation of the latest anti-virus software and having a firewall in place. Additionally, the public should be aware of the potential dangers associated with spam e-mail. Opening, responding to, or clicking on attachments contained in unsolicited e-mail is particularly harmful and should be avoided."
Shawn Henry, Assistant Director, FBI Cyber Division