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Mississippi Flooding Disaster Email Scams, Fake Antivirus, and Phishing Attack Warning

Original release date: May 16, 2011 | Last revised: October 23, 2012

Users should be aware of potential email scams, fake antivirus, and phishing attacks regarding the Mississippi flooding disaster. Email scams may contain links or attachments that may direct users to phishing or malicious websites. Fake antivirus attacks may come in the form of pop-ups that flash security warnings and ask the user for credit card information. Phishing emails and websites requesting donations for bogus charitable organizations commonly appear after these types of natural disasters.

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

US-CERT will provide additional information as it becomes available.

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

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