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Haitian Earthquake Disaster Email Scams and Search Engine Poisoning Campaigns

Original release date: January 13, 2010 | Last revised: October 23, 2012

US-CERT would like to warn users of potential email scams and search engine poisoning campaigns that may circulate regarding the Haitian Earthquake disaster. The scam emails may contain links or attachments which may direct users to phishing or malware-laden websites. Fraudulent search engine results may return similar malicious web links to phishing and malware websites.

US-CERT encourages users to take the following measures to protect themselves:

This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy.

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