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Phishers Taking Advantage Of Virginia Tech Tragedy


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 01:58 PM

"There has been a flurry of domain registrations related to the Virginia Tech tragedy, as reported by GoDaddy and other registrars. While some of these are undoubtedly well-intentioned organizations joining in the outpouring of support for the friends and family of the victims, others are likely to be opportunists who want to cash in on the suffering of others.

Be on the lookout for a rash of spam & phishing coming from these leeches. If you receive a plea for donations, check the organization out closely before opening up your e-gold, Paypal, Visa or other account or providing any personal information..."

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"Pond-dwelling virus writers have crafted a malware attack that poses as camera phone footage of the shootings at Virginia Tech University...Surfers who click on the link will find only a malicious screensaver file (TERROR_EM_VIRGINIA.SCR) that attempts to install a banking spyware Trojan horse..."


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Posted 19 April 2007 - 03:49 PM

Thanks for the heads up.

Wow...people make me sick. Taking advantage of a corporations error is one thing, but a real tragedy where people died? Thats *bleep*ed up. :thumbsup:

:flowers: victims of the virginia tech tragedy.

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 11:23 PM

Unfortunately, this happens after every disaster or tragedy; Hurricane Katrina is a good example.

Some people just have no heart. :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 April 2007 - 05:11 AM

even a tragedy turned to a digital crisis?

what more can they ask....

all those who died will not die in vain
justice will be brought upon to all equally

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