Hurricane Sandy - Malware and scam attacks likely
As in past major news events, there is a high potential for Hurricane Sandy related internet scams and malware attacks. Please be careful with email, Facebook links, web searches and any charitable donations made during coming days.
QUOTE: With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the northeast United States, the potential is high for cybercrooks to release a wave of scams and malware related to the storm. If the past repeats itself, Facebook postings, tweets, emails, and websites claiming to have exclusive video or pleading for donations for disaster relief efforts will appear shortly after the storm hits. These messages often include malicious code that attempt to infect computers with viruses, spyware, or Trojan horses.