Shuck and Jive

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Scammers Ready for Gustav

Online scammers are ready to take advantage of Gustav. This is from Computerworld:

Nearly 100 domains related to Hurricane Gustav have been registered in the past 48 hours, security experts said Sunday, some of which may be used by bogus charity and relief scams after the storm strikes the U.S. Gulf Coast.

According to television station KTAL in Shreveport, La., the office of Louisiana's Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has warned residents of Gustav phishing attacks already in progress.

Make sure your donations (and do make them) go to reputable sources.

The Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is one.