Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Email Scams, Fake Antivirus and Phishing Attack WarningPosted: March 11, 2011 9:49 am
By: InfoSec News - Information Security
Potential email scams, fake antivirus and phishing attacks regarding the Japan earthquake and the tsunami disasters are likely to start appearing in City e-mail. Scams may contain links or attachments which may direct users to phishing or malware-laden websites. Fake antivirus attacks may come in the form of pop-ups which flash security warnings and ask the user for credit card information. Phishing emails and websites requesting donations for bogus for charitable organizations commonly appear after these types of natural disasters.
If you wish to donate to disaster relief, do not follow links in unsolicited e-mail messages. Use a reputable organization’s site like the International Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, etc.