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Potential Hurricane Florence Phishing Scams

Posted on the 21 September, 2018 at 5:26 pm Written by in News

U.S. Department of Homeland Security US-CERT

Potential Hurricane Florence Phishing Scams

09/14/2018 02:19 PM EDT

Original release date: September 14, 2018

NCCIC warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity seeking
to exploit interest in Hurricane Florence. Fraudulent emails commonly
appear after major natural disasters and often contain links or
attachments that direct users to malicious websites. Users should
exercise caution in handling any email with a subject line, attachments,
or hyperlinks related to the hurricane, even if it appears to originate
from a trusted source. NCCIC advises users to verify the legitimacy
of any email solicitation by contacting the organization directly
through a trusted contact number. Contact information for many
charities is available on the BBB National Charity Report Index.
User should also be wary of fraudulent social media pleas, calls,
texts, donation websites, and door-to-door solicitations relating
to the hurricane.
NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review the
following resources for more information on phishing scams
and malware campaigns:
a Hurricane and How to Donate Wisely and Avoid Charity Scams,


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