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New Zealand Tragedy-Related Scams and Malware Campaigns

New Zealand Tragedy-Related Scams and Malware Campaigns

Postby smix » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:49 am

New Zealand Tragedy-Related Scams and Malware Campaigns
US-CERT

URL: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-ac ... -Campaigns
Published: Fri, 15 Mar 2019 22:18:35 +0000

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Original release date: March 15, 2019


In the wake of the recent New Zealand mosque shooting, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) advises users to watch out for possible malicious cyber activity seeking to capitalize on this tragic event. Users should exercise caution in handling emails related to the shooting, even if they appear to originate from trusted sources. Fraudulent emails often contain links or attachments that direct users to phishing or malware-infected websites. Emails requesting donations from duplicitous charitable organizations are also common after tragic events. Be wary of fraudulent social media pleas, calls, texts, donation websites, and door-to-door solicitations relating to the event.

To avoid becoming a victim of malicious activity, users and administrators should consider taking the following preventive measures:




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