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October 11, 2016 Published in Tech Alerts

Potential Hurricane Matthew Phishing Scams

US-CERT warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity seeking to capitalize on interest in Hurricane Matthew. Users are advised to exercise caution in handling any email with subject line, attachments, or hyperlinks related to Hurricane Matthew, even if it appears to originate from a trusted source. Fraudulent emails will often contain links or attachments that direct users to phishing or malware-infected websites. Emails requesting donations from deceptive charitable organizations commonly appear after major natural disasters.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to use caution when encountering these types of email messages and take the following preventative measures to protect themselves from phishing scams and malware campaigns:

Source: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2016/10/11/Potential-Hurricane-Matthew-Phishing-Scams

(Information and/or links are provided for informational purposes only and do not represent an endorsement by or affiliation with DHS.)

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