PSA: Follow these tips to avoid charity scams in the wake of Hurricane Florence
As North and South Carolina and the rest of America wait for Hurricane Florence to make landfall, we want to share a few security tips with our community members.
We talked with @RAbrams about what to be on the lookout for during a natural disaster and he had this to say:
Natural disasters are natural phishing bait. While greed and fear are strong emotions to exploit, perhaps compassion is the strongest of all. The most common post-natural disaster phishing attacks use social engineering attacks to exploit this emotion by claiming to be seeking money to help the victims of a natural disaster. The victim of the phish will never know that the money did not go to a charity, and the victims of the disaster will not receive the benefits of your compassion and generosity. Here are a few tips.