Tragic Event Related Scams

Tragic-Event-Related Scams

10/03/2017 10:11 AM EDT


Original release date: October 03, 2017

In the wake of Sunday’s tragic event in Las Vegas, US-CERT warns users to be watchful for various malicious cyber activity targeting both victims and potential
donors. Users should exercise caution when handling emails that relate to the event, even if those emails appear to originate from trusted sources. Event-related
phishing emails may trick users into sharing sensitive information. Such emails could also contain links or attachments directing users to malware-infected
websites. In addition, users should be wary of social media pleas, calls, texts, fraudulent donation websites, and door-to-door solicitations relating to the recent
tragic event.

To avoid becoming victims of fraudulent activity, users and administrators should consider taking the following preventive measures: