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El Paso and Dayton Tragedy-Related Scams and Malware Campaigns

El Paso and Dayton Tragedy-Related Scams and Malware Campaigns

Created: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 14:07
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Cyber Security

In the wake of the recent shootings in El Paso, TX, and Dayton, OH, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) advises users to watch out for possible malicious cyber activity seeking to capitalize on these tragic events. Users should exercise caution in handling emails related to the shootings, 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 these events. CISA’s advisory contains a list of preventive measures it encourages partners to consider to avoid becoming a victim of malicious activity, which include links to CISA tips like “Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks.” Read the advisory at CISA.