Bully the Hurricane Irene phishing scam
In most horror movies, the blood lust creatures like vampires had their characters developed as a blood sucker only after life. But there exist mortal blood suckers who leave no stones unturned to make your life pale, though not by sucking blood but by sucking your monetary belongings. Yes! It’s about the scammers who through foul tricks drain out your money throughÂ e-mailÂ or telephonicÂ phishing and scamming. They scheme out various new techniques to make you a prey to their malpractices.Â
RecentlyÂ Hurricane IreneÂ struck United States of America, though not much severe but many were more or less affected. Even this misfortune was not spared by the scammers and the planned to victimize the ones who were already victims to the calamity. Rather than rendering help, the scammers plotted to useÂ e-mailsÂ and social networks to bait potential victims. And thus, alerts for the same were aired to warn people. It warns us of cyber criminals, attempting to get their hands on your usernames, passwords, and credit card details through e-mails pretending to be coming from reliable resources. You need to be particularly careful with the attachments and hyperlinks related toÂ Hurricane Irene.
The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT)Â released alerts to help people recognize the scams. It also helps you with preventive measures to do away with the phishing scams and malware campaigns which are capitalizing on Hurricane IreneÂ and such other sensitive issues. Below are a few guidelines to safeguard your interest:
• Do not follow unsolicited web links present e-mail messages
• Get your system geared up with up-to-date antivirus program
• Be careful with the e-mail attachments
• Inform the US-CERT on any phishing attacks by sending them an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Do not provide personal information about yourself or organization
• Change your passwords randomly to avoid hacking
• Do not mention your detailed personal information on emails or social networks
Help yourself to be safeguarded from the various phishing attacks that pretend to come from trusted charities and organizations. These can be a cyber scammer capitalizing overÂ major political elections, economic concerns, natural calamities, holidays, health related issues and epidemics. The narrowest escape from being prey toÂ Cyber crimesÂ is to be extra vigilant while accessing websites, social networks and not to forget, your personalÂ e-mails.