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September 3, 2005

Beware of e-looters

BBC, September 2 (excerpt):
Computer users are being urged to be on guard for a bogus e-mail that pretends to offer news updates about Hurricane Katrina as a means to infect their PCs.

The malicious e-mail gives a brief news bulletin on the disaster before urging people to click "read more" and be taken to the full story on a website.

Yet once directed to the website, a virus is sent to the user's computer.

People are also being told to watch out for fraudulent e-mail scams pretending to raise cash for Katrina victims.

The separate virus and fake donations bogus e-mails have been discovered by computer security firms SophosLabs and Websense Security Labs.
Don't let a time of tragedy cause you to let down your guard. To borrow from a certain Obiwan, there's a "wretched hive of scum and villainy" out there waiting to prey on goodhearted people on occasions like this (just like they did after the tsunami).

3 comments:

Tim said...

NOTE TO SPAMMERS

KC said...

There is also a wicked 911 virus going around email too.

shyloh said...

Thank you for this info. Glad you put is out for those to see.

aloha to you.