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« on: March 15, 2011, 04:52:38 pm »

Sophos e-News:  Newswire Reports

Japanese tsunami disaster exploited by hard-hearted cybercriminals
Sick-minded scammers are up to their dirty tricks again, trying to make money out of the natural disaster in Japan which has shocked people around the world.  In one example,  Facebook users are being tricked into believing they are going to see a whale carried by the tsunami into a wrecked building. But the reality is that the scammers are trying to earn money by bringing traffic to online surveys.  Sophos recommends that users who wish to keep abreast of the news only trust legitimate media sources.

Japanese Tsunami RAW Tidal Wave Footage - Bogus CNN video scams Facebook users
In even more attacks, inspired by the disaster in Japan, Facebook users are being tricked into clicking on links which claim to be raw CNN footage of the Japanese tsunami by cold-hearted scammers. Sophos recommends that users take care over the links they click on, and only visit trusted sites for news of the disaster in Japan.

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