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Hurricane Katrina Appeal - American Red Cross
« on: Sep 02, 2005, 15:36 »
To assist with the appeal for the victims of Hurrican Katrina in New Orleans and the southern states of the USA, please go to the American Red Cross site :

https://secure2.convio.net/arc/site/Donation?ACTION=SHOW_DONATION_OPTIONS&CAMPAIGN_ID=1161


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re: Hurricane Katrina Appeal - American Red Cross
« Reply #1 on: Sep 05, 2005, 11:55 »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4209182.stm

Computer users are being urged to be on guard for a bogus e-mail that pretends to offer news updates about Hurricane Katrina as a means to infect their PCs. The malicious e-mail gives a brief news bulletin on the disaster before urging people to click "read more" and be taken to the full story on a website.

Yet once on the website, a reader's computer will receive a virus.

People are also being told to watch out for fraudulent e-mail scams pretending to raise cash for Katrina victims.

The separate virus and fake donations bogus e-mails have been discovered by computer security firms SophosLabs and Websense Security Labs.

They are similar to previous fraudulent e-mails connected to last year's Indian Ocean Tsunami.

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Under the virus scam, the hackers send a "Trojan" virus to the victim's computer, which can give them complete access to, and control of, its files.

While the user's computer is not infected if he or she simply reads the e-mail without opening the attachment, people are urged to delete such e-mails immediately.

It is also recommended that people check that their virus-protection is up to date.

To avoid being conned out of money, people are being urged to double-check the validity of any charity which asks via e-mail for a Katrina donation.

"The hurricane is a dreadful natural disaster, and it's sickening to think that hackers are prepared to exploit the horrendous situation in an attempt to break into computers for the purposes of spamming, extortion and theft," said SophosLabs senior technology consultant Graham Cluley.

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re: Hurricane Katrina Appeal - American Red Cross
« Reply #2 on: Sep 06, 2005, 23:19 »
Sent a few quids.
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re: Hurricane Katrina Appeal - American Red Cross
« Reply #3 on: Sep 07, 2005, 15:51 »
Would send a couple of quid but I need it now that petrol has gone up 8p a lt in ONE WEEK

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Re: Hurricane Katrina Appeal - American Red Cross
« Reply #4 on: Dec 20, 2008, 23:54 »
Never saw this. Could the USA not afford to help it's folk then?

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Re: Hurricane Katrina Appeal - American Red Cross
« Reply #5 on: Nov 03, 2014, 10:27 »
Interesting topic! Well, Nowadays, there's a lot of unscrupulous people who take advantage whenever disaster strikes. Unfortunately, hurricane season is upon us again, as if the pummeling the Gulf Coast just took from blowhard Isaac was not enough evidence. And in the aftermath of hurricanes, as with most natural catastrophes, come the storm chaser: an especially low kind of fraudster who is eager to make a fast killing at the cost of the sufferers. Generally, those are every-day consumers who can ill-afford to have their already-strained pockets picked.

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