CISA warns users to remain on alert for malicious cyber activity targeting
potential disaster victims and charitable donors following a hurricane. Fraudulent
emails—often containing malicious links or attachments—are common after major
natural disasters. Exercise caution in handling emails with hurricane-related
subject lines, attachments, or hyperlinks. In addition, be wary of social media
pleas, texts, or door-to-door solicitations relating to severe weather
To avoid becoming victims of malicious activity, users and administrators
should review the following resources and take preventative measures.
Alert to Disaster-related Scams
Staying Safe on
Social Networking Sites
Engineering and Phishing Attacks
Using Caution with
If you believe you have been a victim of cybercrime, file a complaint with
Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) at www.ic3.gov.