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Re: Security Experts Warn of Disaster Relief Scams
Posted by: Jennifer LeClaire 2005-09-09 10:39:32
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Phishing scams seeking to steal donations earmarked for Hurricane Katrina victims may have started a week ago, but security experts said to expect a spike in this fraudulent activity in the weeks to come. Scam artists often prey upon the sympathy for tragedy victims by sending out millions of spam messages requesting aid be sent to a particular bank account or donated to an organization's Web site linked from an e-mail.

Re: Security Experts Warn of Disaster Relief Scams
Posted by: mrrobingrimes 2005-09-09 10:48:55 In reply to: Jennifer LeClaire
If you get a phishing email, have some fun at the phisers expense. Go to Http://www.PhishFighting.com and plug the Phishers URL into the site. It will send the Phiser false entries over and over until you close your browser. The Phisher will get 100's or 1000's of fake entries for every real entry he gets.
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What was your initial reaction to news of the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack?
It demonstrates that all critical infrastructure sectors are at high risk of disruption by cybercriminals.
Everyone will be paying for this attack in the form of higher energy costs.
Governments need to work more closely with private industries to protect networks for the sake of public safety.
It's a global problem. An international alliance must be formed to hold the perpetrators accountable and prevent future attacks.