First, DON'T panic. The FBI does not send out emails to inform people
that they are being investigated; even if you were a filthy pervert.
Just delete the email and DO NOT open any attachments! The attachment
contains a worm (virus) called
Sober-K. Here is a statement from the FBI:
FBI ALERTS PUBLIC TO RECENT E-MAIL SCHEME
E-mails purporting to come from FBI are phony
Washington, D.C. - The FBI today warned the public to avoid falling
victim to an on-going mass e-mail scheme wherein computer users receive
unsolicited e-mails purportedly sent by the FBI. These scam e-mails tell the
recipients that their Internet use has been monitored by the FBIís Internet
Fraud Complaint Center and that they have accessed illegal web sites. The
e-mails then direct recipients to open an attachment and answer questions.
The attachments contain a computer virus.
These e-mails did not come from the FBI. Recipients of this or similar
solicitations should know that the FBI does not engage in the practice of
sending unsolicited e-mails to the public in this manner.
Opening e-mail attachments from an unknown sender is a risky and
dangerous endeavor as such attachments frequently contain viruses that can
infect the recipientís computer. The FBI strongly encourages computer users
not to open such attachments.
The FBI takes this matter seriously and is investigating. Users receiving
e-mails of this nature are encouraged to report it to the Internet Crime
Complaint Center via