I got this in my email this morning. Don't know if it's true or not as it was a forwarded message, but thought I'd pass it along:
Yahoo is again experiencing a virus attack. It's attacking Yahoo
Messenger users in an attempt to steal passwords. It's also causing
emails to bounce and other problems at Yahoo.
To combat this, first, go to Yahoo and change your password! Second,
if you get ANY messages from anyone referring you to a
website, DO NOT click on it! This is where the passwords are gathered.
They may say you have an ecard, or may point you toward a music site, a dating site and/or a photo album.
Don't go there! A way you can see this is in the websites address. A
secure Yahoo site will contain the prefix https:// where a non-secure
non-Yahoo sites address will start with just http://. The 's', which
stands for secure, is missing. Look closely at the addy you're being
refered to for this telltale sign. If that s is missing, DO NOT sign-in!!!
To my knowledge, this does not affect your hard drive or system in any
way other than sending bogus messages which will send others to a
malicious website designed to infect their computers with the virus
and steal passwords for Yahoo accounts. This virus is only affecting
instant Messenger programs for now.
Another part of this is that some Yahoo acounts are being de-activated
by bouncing emails caused by the virus. You can visit the Yahoo Help
page dealing with this at the addy below or visit the 'Links' folder
at the group for the address.
help.yahoo.com/ help/us/groups/ mygroups/ mygroups- 07.html
If anyone has any questions, please refer them to your anti-virus
support people, visit their website and/or ask the Yahoo Help folks
for more information
We get a lot of newbies (mostly bots of one kind or another) who link to websites mentioned in the quote. A word to the wise is to not click on their links...ever.